Just a few chairs…

Pascal modeling on the Hans Wegner Bull Chair.

So, I thought maybe I would do a post on some chairs that I find interesting…actually I can’t really take the credit for that. My husband is the one who introduced me to them, but I can take credit for introducing him to Pascal!

– Stephanie

The Flag Halyard chair, also from Hans Wegner.

Hans Wegner’s Flag Halyard chair’s surfaces are made of plaited flag halyard with the longhaired sheepskin softening the industrial sharpness of the steel and adding comfort.

The story behind the design is that the shape of the chair’s seat was conceived during a family holiday in Århus, Denmark. The family spent many days on the beach, and using sand Wegner spent a lot of time there experimenting with the shape of the seat.

The PK20 chair by Poul Kjaerholm.

The original idea for the PK20 was to use spare leather strips from the production of other leather furniture in order to optimize production. Due to the diversity of the leather strips, the idea was rejected and today, only the finest leather strips are used. The low back version of the PK20 is included in the permanent collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

The Baby Chair by Nanna Ditzel. (photo from cherrypatter.com)

I first spotted this great little high chair at Baxter & Liebchen, a furniture store in Dumbo, Brooklyn. I know, it doesn’t look all that comfortable for a little baby to sit in…but it just looks so amazing. Besides, life is not always about comfort, although that might be hard to explain to a crying baby! Anyway, Apartment Therapy featured this high chair a little while back. You can read more about it here.

 

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  1. Pingback: Embroidery by Inge Jacobsen – a traditional art form used in a modern context | pressedinbrooklyn

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