A limited-edition reinterpretation of Hans J. Wegner’s most iconic designs.
To celebrate Hans J. Wegner’s enduring legacy and more than 70 years of collaboration, acclaimed international designer Ilse Crawford reimagines the great master’s first five chairs for Carl Hansen & Søn through a carefully curated palette of contemporary colors.
Bringing the decades-old designs into the 21st century, with great respect for their original form and with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship techniques, the chairs’ timeless forms are accentuated through the use of rich, painterly colors, inspired by the expressionist works of Per Kirkeby, one of Denmark's most significant painters. The carefully curated palette of translucent, non-toxic, water-based paints was specially selected by Crawford to add depth and complexity to the familiar shapes – to create an atmosphere, as well as to allow the natural beauty of the FSC™-certified oak wood grain to shine through each design (FSC C135991).
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Hans J. Wegner & Ilse Crawford
Ilse Crawford is a designer, academic, and creative director with a simple mission to put human needs and desires at the center of all that she does.
As founder of Studioilse, she brings her philosophy to life designing interiors, furniture, and products that support and enhance human behavior and actions in everyday life.
Ilse Crawford respectfully reimagined Hans J. Wegner’s iconic designs with five deep and complex colors, inspired by the expressionist works of Danish artist Per Kirkeby, a nod to the raw beauty of the Nordic landscape. Water-based, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly, each has a slightly transparent finish to allow the natural beauty of the FSC™-certified oak wood grain to shine through each design, creating a nuanced sense of color and texture. The paper cord seat of each design is woven by hand from paper cord.
When you choose a product from Carl Hansen & Søn, you get more than just a piece of furniture. You become part of a proud tradition of distinctive and beautiful craftsmanship, where nothing has been left to chance. Where all furniture is manufactured with a great love for design and the history of the crafting process. We are the world’s largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner, and we also manufacture furniture created by renowned furniture designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen, Ole Wanscher, Kaare Klint, Poul Kjærholm, Bodil Kjær, and Tadao Ando. Carl Hansen & Søn represents more than 100 years of Danish design history, and our furniture is sold worldwide.