Sunday, 2 November 2008

My Favorite Chair

Hans J. Wegner

It was love at first sight...when I first saw Wegner's Three Legged Chair at Alda Pereira's office during a work tutorial. Alda was my mentor for our final year mentorship program at Kwantlen, and her office and material boards were inspiring. It's where I first saw Cole and Son's "Woods" wallpaper, FLOR carpet tiles, 3Form products, Inform and the Wegner designs.

That lead me to the Wishbone chair by Wegner; it is simple yet complicated. Wegner's inspiration was classical portaits of Danish merchanants sitting on Ming Chairs, adding "... it was rather a continuous process of purification, and for me of simplification, to cut down to the simplest possible elements..." I like this black version.

We toured the home of Nancy and Neils Bensen as a site tutorial trip at school (someone at school worked in the Inform showroom), and was not surprised to see that they had perfectly used them around a simple very modern table. The lines of the chair were the interest, and the white kitchen confirmed that furniture design was thier life. The furniture popped against the simple lines of the modern house, which was inspired by Eames Case House #6. Bensen has a great sofa...the Canyon...check out thier website.

1 comment:

ArchitectDesign™ said...

one of my favorite chairs too! Before I got my current dining room set, I was considering getting these chairs with a tulip table.