It’s the perfect story. An unknown chair somehow reveals itself in the form of a clay model with some photographs, and then the re-invention began. This is how this Hans J. Wegner Oculus Chair from Danish furniture manufacturer Carl Hansen & Son came back to life, 50 years after the initial design.
The armchair itself has comfortable and supportive sitting positions. Its rounded and protective silhouette blends with the armrests, and finishes with stainless steel legs. The interior frame is all handmade.
“As soon as I saw pictures of the chair, I knew we were on to something. Oculus is a natural addition to our collection of Wegner’s design furniture, and we are very proud to be able to present a genuine Wegner world premiere,” says Knud Erik Hansen, 3rd-generation owner of Carl Hansen & Son. “We later found some drawings, which along with one of the original prototypes made it possible to recreate this exceptional chair. When you experience its comfort and support, you understand why people often refer to Wegner as the master of the chair.”
According to Thomas Vagner, President, Americas for Carl Hansen & Son,: “Normally, when we develop or relaunch an old product, we buy it at auction and cut it in two to see what it’s like on the inside.” However, since that prototype was the only one left, and they needed to see the interior, they had it scanned in 3D. A good use of modern technology to resurrect a chair from 50 years ago!”
The chair is available in fabric or leather. Pricing: $4,990.