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A Visit to Fritz Hansen: The Legacy and the Future

We recently had the opportunity to visit Fritz Hansen offices just outside Copenhagen to learn more about their philosophy in furniture making, as well as their vision for the future. The Legacy Begins. Fritz Hansen started in 1872, with specialization in decorative, wooden legs for tables and chairs. From there the company began to thrive….

Heritage Chair (CH419) by Frits Henningsen for Carl Hansen

Designed in 1930, the Heritage Chair (CH419) by Frits Henningsen was recently re-released by Carl Hansen & Son. This contemporary armchair combines a high level of detail and quality, with warm and elegant lines that marks perfection in design. Originally inspired by classic British styles, this armchair has become a classic in itself with a…

Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair Now in Molded Wood

You already know the Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair from Herman Miller as an iconic piece. In May, Herman Miller will add molded wood in a range of veneer and base options, collectively called the Eames Molded Wood Side Chairs. So why molded wood? When the original plastic chair line was designed by Charles and…

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Fishline Chair by Nendo for INTERIEUR 2012

Japanese design studio Nendo designed these Fishline Chairs as prototypes for INTERIEUR 2012 in Kortrijk, Belgium. Each wooden chair is wound by hand with dyed fishing line on its surface, to give the chair a new luster and unevenness, apart from traditional treatments to wood. Each chair takes about two weeks to complete by hand,…

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The Hunt for the Perfect Dining Chair

Lately I’ve been thinking about getting some dining chairs. It’s for more of a contemporary setting so I’ve been trying to come up with a few choices, so here they are: Series 7 Chair Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen This chair is really an all-purpose chair for me, whether as a dining chair or even an…

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Tadao Ando Designs Chair as Tribute to Hans J. Wegner

Renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando also took part in the Salone del Mobile this year with a reveal of a prototype chair he created for Danish furniture company Carl Hansen & Son. This is his first attempt at designing a chair. While Wegner’s material is wood and Ando’s is concrete, Mr Ando sought to explore…

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Interview: Cecilie Manz and Her Minuscule Chair for Fritz Hansen

We sat down to talk with Cecilie Manz, the Danish designer behind the Minuscule Chair and matching table released by Fritz Hansen during the Salone del Mobile in Milan. According to Ms Manz, she defines a situation before she designs something. In this case, the situation is an informal or casual meeting. She designed a…