*New Item* The Wegner Style Shell Chair
May 13, 2011 12:07:16 PM
This three-leged accent chair, also called "smiling chair", was originally designed by Danish modernist Hans J. Wegner. It achieves a floating lightness due its wing-like seat and the arching curves of its tapered legs. Although it stands on three legs, it's very stable and comfortable.
- - Padded seat and back covered by black leather
- - Walnut venner wood frame
About Hans J. Wegner
Hans J. Wegner, (April 2, 1914 - January 26, 2007), was a successful Danish Furniture designer who contributed to the international popolarity of mid-century Danish design. His work belongs to a modernist school with emphasis on functionality. He is probably best known for his chairs. The "Peacock" chair, with a slatted back rest fanning out to evoke the bird's plume, was inspired by the traditional "Windsor" chair. His folding chair was made to be hung on the wall, and his "Shell" chair experimented with curving the wood in three dimensions to from the seat. His belief that "a chair should be beautiful from all sides and angles" is especially evident with his shell chair. He also stated that, "the chair does not exist. The good chair is a task one is never completely done with."
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