British fashion designer Paul Smith has applied his iconic striped fabrics to a selection of furniture by legendary Danish designer Hans J. Wegner, was presented Milan for Salone del Mobile.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Wegner’s birth, Paul Smith picked his favourite 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 fabrics provide a bold injection of colour that stands out against the wooden frames of the chairs.
A sculpted and exceptionally comfortable chair that is upholstered around a solid beech wood frame. One of Wegner’s most celebrated works it is also known under the “Wingchair” moniker. Of particular interest are the back and upholstered arms’ unusual shape. Plus, the backrest’s characteristic cross seam means that you automatically, and quite naturally, adopt a comfortable position when sitting in the chair. The chair is available upholstered in fabric or leather. The legs are made from stainless steel.
· Dimensions (in): 40.5 h | 35.5 d | 38.2 w | seat: 15.7
designer: hans j. wegner, paul smith.
producer: carl hansen & søn
period: 1960, 2014
introduced: 2014 milan design week