Published on : Monday, October 17, 2016
Hans J Wegner’s Wing and Oculus armchairs have been updated with black frames by the Danish brand Carl Hansen & Søn. The chairs – which were previously only made with a stainless steel support – have been revamped with black lacquered frames to give the furniture a younger, bolder expression.
Both chairs rest on slender legs and have an accompanying footrest. The Wing chair features a high back which swoops out into points, while the Oculus design has a more rounded form.
To accompany the new lacquered framework, Carl Hansen & Søn has also partnered with Northern Ireland’s Mourne Textiles on a series of hand-woven fabrics, which are available alongside leather upholstery.
The company states, “Both designed over 50 years ago, Wegner’s Wing Chair and Oculus Chair demonstrate the furniture designer’s extensive knowledge of ergonomics and ability to design sculptural furniture with a simultaneously minimalist and organic expression.”
Carl Hansen & Søn rereleased the Wing chair – which was first produced in limited numbers in 1960 – in 2006, basing it on the designer’s own 1:1 drawings. Oculus, which was also designed in 1960 but never put into production, was launched by the brand in the same year. The chair is named after the Latin word for eye, as a reference to its curved back.
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