British fashion designer Paul Smith has applied his iconic striped fabrics to a selection of furniture by legendary Danish designer Hans J. Wegner, which will be presented in Milan next month.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Wegner’s birth, Paul Smith picked his favorite pieces from those produced by Danish furniture brand Carl Hansen & Søn for the limited edition collection.
The Big Stripe and Stripes fabrics designed by Smith for American textile brand Maharam were used to upholster products including the Shell Chair, Wing Chair and Wishbone Chair, which were created by the Danish Modernist designer between the late 1940s and the 1960s.
Smith’s striped fabrics are woven from worsted wool in a range of colors and the two designs offer different densities of pattern. The Stripes pattern was designed in 2006, while the Big Stripe design launched last year.
The back and seat of the CH28 armchair is upholstered in sections of the Big Stripe fabric, which has a repeat of almost 2.5 meters.
The fabrics provide a bold injection of color that stands out against the wooden frames of the chairs.
designer: Hans j. wegner, Paul smith
producer: carl hansen & son
period: 1951, 2014
introduced: milan design week 2014