We recently showed you Ikea's Stockholm floor lamp, which looked like it had been influenced by the work of Arne Jacobsen. Their Bojne chair also looks like it has taken its cue from classic Danish design, this time the work of Hans Wegner.
Specifically, the distinctive shape of the chair back is reminiscent of Wegner's CH20 design for Carl Hansen & Son, also known as the Elbow chair. That chair was designed back in 1956 but only went into production a couple of years ago.
Skandium crops up quite frequently on these pages as a seller of classic Scandinavian design. Well, as you know, that classic design usually comes with a significant price tag so bargain hunters should make sure they get down to the Skadium sale shop which started on Saturday and runs until 20 February.
The idea of the shop apparently sprang from when the owners of the store were offered Hans J Wegner furniture by Carl Hansen at reduced price. They've promised 50% to 80% off all stock which includes other Retro To Go favourites like Marimekko. Artek, Fritz Hansen and iittala.
The shop is based at 235 Brompton Road, London, just down the road from its South Kensington store. The building is a grade II listed Victorian former jewellers shop, so offers an unusual contrast to Skandium's usual aesthetic.
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A midcentury classic that’s available once more in 2010 – the Carl Hansen CH07 chair by Hans J.Wegner.
Sometimes called the ‘smiling chair’ due to its shape, this gem from 1963 is a mix of form-pressed wood veneer and in either ash, oak, or walnut, oiled to bring out the grain, along with a seat in a range of Kvadrat Divina fabrics in various colours.
A chair that’s great to look at, but also sturdy on those three legs and comfortable too. Prices start at £1,552.
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You can't say that the CH468 chair by Hans J Wegner is an icon of the era, purely because the chair never actually went into production when it was designed, which was back in the 1960s.
But it is going into production in 2010, launching during the London Design Festival in September. The chair was first designed by Wegner in 1960s, with Carl Hansen and Son working from the original drawings, clay models and photos of the prototypes to recreate a lost gem from the 50 years ago.
The frame is brushed stainless steel, the interior frame is handmade in wood and the cushion is in down and foam, all finished off in your choice of material for a truly stylish object. Price? Expect to pay £2,895 when it lands at Aram.