Sponsored by Carl Hansen & Søn, with thanks
One of the things I appreciate most about good Scandinavian design, is the dedication to making furniture that is both practical and aesthetic. Combine this with high quality natural materials and a timeless appeal and you have a masterpiece on your hands that can be loved for generations to come.
Danish furniture designer Hans J.Wegner was one of the distinguished designers of all, and helped to put Danish design on the world map. His work is widely recognised for its organic functionality and with items such as the Wishbone chair, CH25 Lounge Chair and Elbow Chair part of his portfolio, it’s little wonder he’s known as the ‘King of Chairs’!
The three-legged chair was designed in 1963, but despite positive reviews for it’s avante-garde look and feel, it was only when Carl Hansen & Søn reintroduced the Shell Chair in 1998 that the general public appreciated its distinct expression. Twenty-five years on it’s one of the most well-loved, iconic chairs of our time!
The Shell chair is instantly recognised by it’s wing-like seat and curved backrest which is supported by three arched legs. Its testimony to Wegner’s mission to ensure a chair should be beautiful from every angle.
Imagine having a piece like this in your home? I’ve certainly loved looking after this masterpiece in our sitting room these past few days (sadly it’s only on loan!).
I have had the great privilege of capturing quite a few iconic danish design pieces in my home over the past few years – here are some of my favourites:
Do you have a favourite item of furniture that you dream of owning one day? If so, do tell us more below!
I hope you have a ‘trevlig helg’ (lovely weekend)! See you Monday!