Over the course of six years, John Pawson applied the ideas gathered during his illustrious career to transform the dilapidated property into a vision of simplicity. Inside, plastered walls, elm floorboards, and exposed stonework and wooden beams create a deeply calming interior that showcases the quiet beauty of natural materials. True to form, Pawson ensured Home Farm remained starkly furnished. Only one piece was permitted in abundance: the CH24 Wishbone Chair by Hans J. Wegner.
“It was a no-brainer,” says Pawson of his decision to include a number of Wishbone Chairs in elm in different rooms throughout Home Farm. In the barn, a monastic kitchen with a vaulted ceiling and full-height window features only a long dining table with six Wishbone Chairs gathered neatly around it. In other corners of the property, it can be found in use as an armchair or sat in front of a desk. “I don’t really like stuff so the less furniture I can have the better,” notes Pawson. “For me, this is definitely the number one chair in history. It’s the absolute definition of minimum.”
The choice of Carl Hansen & Søn furniture:
“I remember the first time I saw the CH24 Wishbone Chair. I was struck by how light and strong it was, by the lyrical clarity of its lines, and how everyone looked good sitting in it. It's a chair you can't really improve on.”
- John Pawson
Visionary architect and designer John Pawson is known for his ability to create calm, simple spaces.
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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.
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