Carl Hansen & Son are celebrating the legacy of furniture designer Hans J. Wegner and greater than 70 years of collaboration with one other partnership. London-based designer Ilse Crawford has partnered with the model to introduce a uncooked, wealthy shade palette to the primary chairs Wegner created for Carl Hansen & Son.
Wegner and Carl Hansen & Son first teamed up in 1949, and after a 12 months the CH22, CH23, CH24, CH25 and CH26 chairs have been able to be launched to the world. The First Masterpieces assortment consists of these 5 iconic Wegner designs, together with the CH24 – often known as the Wishbone Chair – and the woven CH25 lounge chair.
“I’ve at all times been an admirer of the nice Danish designers, however particularly Hans Wegner,” Crawford stated. “I’ve at all times favored that, in a roundabout way, his furnishings is an extension of the human being.” Selecting the 5 shade palette started by fascinated with how Wegner himself would possibly use shade and the way it will greatest be appropriated for his work. “We have been drawn to the work of Per Kirkeby. That summary expressionism, his uncooked interpretation that references geology and Danish landscapes. We’re changing into way more conscious of the particular colours of nature, its earthy richness.”
The other of stylish or fairly, these are colours with actual integrity and a connection to Denmark. They’ve their very own reality that appears good independently.
– Ilse Crawford
Wegner was a designer who by no means felt as if his work was completed, together with his chairs. Crawford wished to honor that with this palette as nicely. It displays the present instances we stay in for a recent viewers and permits the colours to develop with and mirror life again at you over time.
The environmentally pleasant, water-based shade formulation used have a barely clear end, permitting for the chair’s pure oak wooden grain to point out via. “Water-based paints have massively improved over the previous few years, nowadays they’re much extra sturdy and use 90% much less unstable natural compounds,” Crawford shared. “The world of supplies and finishes is altering earlier than our eyes.”
Carl Hansen & Sons and Crawford hope that this recent tackle shade brings life to your area. “It brings a heat and power with out attempting to be stylish. It’s a mirrored image of our manner of wanting on the world at this time. It’s about nature, about the best way we see ourselves in nature – issues that I believe are giving us a brand new eye for shade,” Crawford stated.
“Hans J. Wegner is an inherent a part of our DNA,” says Carl Hansen & Son CEO, Knud Erik Hansen, “These items have been the forerunners for what would become a formidable assortment of a number of the most iconic items of furnishings on the planet, and to have the ability to refresh them for a brand new era is a superb pleasure. Ilse has a capability to imbue any mission with nice perception and relevance, and this new shade scheme has its personal cultural historical past.”
To study extra concerning the limited-edition First Masterpieces assortment or to make a purchase order, go to Carl Hansen & Son Flagship Shops in New York and San Francisco or unique e-commerce companion 1stdibs.com.
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