You decide ....

Thursday, 14 October 2010

We've been extremely busy at chairsmith central this morning trying to pick a favourite from this little lot.  No joy, we just can't decide!  Perhaps you could let us know which is your favourite ..... the polling station is open and ready for you to cast your vote.
The CH445, also known as the Wing Chair, was designed by Hans Wegner in 1960 but only brought into major production in 2006.

The Kangaroo, or Model  No. 5672, by George Nelson alludes to traditional club chairs with its buttoned upholstery but is still very much in line with the Modern spirit.

The Womb chair was Eero Saarinen's first design for Knoll in 1948.  In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Saarinen's birth, Knoll has introduced the Womb Chair upholstered in a 100% pure natural colour cashmere (as pictured above).  One hundred chairs will be made, each with a commemorative plate numbered from 1 to 100.  To find out more, press here.

The CH468 was designed by Wegner in 1960, roughly at the same time as he created the Wing Chair and Ox Chair. Until its recent launch in 2010, the design remained a prototype.  One of the prototypes was carefully prepared for production through close cooperation between Carl Hansen & Son and the Hans J. Wegner studio, using Wegner's original drawings, clay model and prototype.

The Heron by Ernest Race was designed in 1956 and re-issued for the 100% design Exhibition.  The design incorporates technically challenging upholstery techniques which are still in use today, after 54 years.

Credits/Images:  Aram (CH445, Womb (cashmere) and CH468), Architonic (Kangaroo) and Race Furniture (Heron)


  1. OH! such wonderful chairs. so glad I found you. I think I'll be playing mix'n'match for the next little while.

  2. All the chairs look good, I like some of the elements in the design that are the same as my Auditorium Seating.



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