Make a Wish

November 16, 2018

If you were hoping Hans Wegner’s iconic C-24 ” Wishbone” chair was available in more than the 105 options already offered, you’ve gotten your wish. For a limited time Carl Hansen & Sons is offering the C-24 in a special edition in celebration of their 110th birthday. Available in eight colors with a natural paper cord seat, this specially priced limited edition will only be available until the end of this year. So many choices. That didn’t complicate the decision making did it?

 

 

 

 

Photo top: limited edition C 24 in Oyster Gray https://www.carlhansen.com/en/collection/chairs/ch24/wishbone-chair-oak-black-natur/variant/701

Photo bottom: http://remash.tumblr.com/post/179794332769/two-pavillions-tom-robertson-architects-photos

 

 

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Better like this?

June 10, 2016

Or, better like this? ” A chair is to have no backside. It should be beautiful from all sides and angles.” to quote Hans J. Wegner. And who’s going to argue with the designer himself?  Clearly, this icon of mid-century modern Danish design draws you in, front to back. The Ej100 Ox Chair, 1960.

 

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Photos :http://hivemodern.com/pages/product9091/ej100-ox-chair-hans-wegner-erik-jorgensen

 

 

it’s not your mother’s dining room. With the holidays behind us and life moving back to ” business as usual” it’s clear that the new dining room is put to great use every day, not just Thanksgiving and Christmas. And, more comfortable with an eclectic mix of personality rather than the stuffy suite of mahogany stained boredom. It’s this simple: 1) a dining table, 2) a chair selection, 3) a long bench 4) a buffet height storage cabinet 5) a statement sized piece of art. It’s all in the quiet mix of old and new…polished and raw… that give this room it’s simplequietmodern edge. With enough seating for a group or room for one to spread out that special project, your end result is sure to earn its keep every day of the year.

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The Joseph Paul D’urso “Supper” table for Donghia Furniture ( discontinued ) is the key player in this dining space, complemented beautifully by the vintage modern sideboard and Hans Wegner Wishbone chairs. The simple plank bench provides additional seating for four. photo:http://blueberrymodern.tumblr.com/

An alternative chair selection could be this ch47 chair, also by Wegner, designed in 1965. Photo: 
http://hivemodern.com/pages/product493/carl-hansen-hans-wegner-ch47-chair

It doesn’t get more dramatic than the grand scale of this Lisa Spindler photograph. Photo: gp

When the real thing is hard to find, there are plenty of mid-century inspired quality pieces available, like this Atlantico sideboard. Available in classic modern woods and finishes, it has plenty of space to store dishes, serving pieces and linens as well as home office supplies. Photo: http://hivemodern.com/pages/product1397/de-la-espada-atlantico-006-sideboard

 

 

 

 

 

“If only…

August 21, 2014

…you could design just one good chair in your life… But you simply cannot”. Apparently, when Hans Wegner spoke those words in 1952 he was right, designing over 500 chairs in the course of his lifetime. We are all familiar with some, as they have become icons of  mid twentieth century Danish design. Others never got past the prototype stage, until now. In celebration of his 100th birthday, PP Mobler has re-issued a collection of Mr. Wegner’s best known designs, as well as a few that were never produced. You could base an entire project around these two.

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Top: The Chair 1949  Bottom: Tub Chair 1954   Photos via Dezeen

 

 

Pitch Perfect

September 15, 2013

What’s simplequietmodern and has perfect pitch? It’s gotta be Hans Wegner’s c44 .  Designed in 1951, this icon of mid-century modern Danish design is still in production today. The solid wood construction and woven paper seat have an almost Shaker appeal and simplicity, yet it’s the pitch of the back and seat that invite you to sit a while. Available in over two dozen finish and seat combinations it might be hard to decide which will work best in your space. And, to confuse the issue even more, there is an available seat and back cushion with seemingly endless textile options.  My mind is made up. I’ll have a pair in white oil on oak with the natural cord seat…hold the upholstery.

 

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http://hivemodern.com/pages/product203/carl-hansen-hans-wegner-ch44

C 24

January 11, 2012

Nothing says simple…quiet…modern like the c 24 wishbone chair by Hans Wegner.  The appeal has stayed the same since it’s introduction in 1949. Of the seemingly endless number of painted and stained finishes available today, this soaped oak with the natural woven paper seat is my hands down choice.  Perfect used singly as the occasional pull up, I have my eyes set on a group for dining on this enclosed porch…simple table TBD.   wegnerwishbonechair.com has anything and everything you could need to know about the c 24.