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HISTORY IN CHAIRS: Part 2

March 28, 2018

This week we are bringing our tour of decades worth of quintessential chairs into present day. From iconic designers like Hans J. Wegner, to notable contemporary designers like GamFratesi and BassamFellows, we are displaying a full spectrum of iconic — and soon to be iconic— seating. 
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Hans J. Wegner, 1986
The idea of making a chair based on the most simple and elegant shape of them all, the circle, remained a distant dream until Hans J. Wegner eventually completed this design at the age of seventy two. Consequently the Circle Chair turned out to be one of Wegner’s most characteristic designs, and it still offers great comfort and flexibility. 
URAGANO
Vico Magistretti, 1992
The Uragano chair is based on the classic bamboo armchair, reworked for modern homes. The structure is solid wood, while the curved wicker elements of the seat, back, and sides are crafted by hand. Perfect on the veranda, in the winter garden, around a dining table, or fitted with a cushion for friendly conversation.
TONDO
Vico Magistretti, 2002
A high back, a comfortable headrest, and a natural angle of recline—this contemporary interpretation of the classic bergère is simple, compact, and light. Two curved lines form the armrests and sides like a protective shell while optional castors on the front legs make it easy to move.
BEETLE
GamFratesi, 2013
GamFratesi’s break-out chair, the Beetle, is a highly successful meeting of visual elegance and functional practicality. The inspiration for the chair was derived from the insect of course, resembling both its anatomy and movement. The design reinterprets the characteristics of its namesake, from its shape and shell to its rigid exterior and soft interior.
GEOMETRIC
Craig Bassam & Scott Fellows, 2017
Artfully merging mid-century and contemporary appeal, the Geometric Chair elegantly combines a variety of materials in a single design. It features an ergonomically shaped seat carved from solid Walnut and a lightweight pellicle skin of Vienna caning. This chair is best complimented with the Geometric Dining Table.
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