Categories / Design and Interiors

Hans Wegner influenced Bojne chair from Ikea


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.

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Categories / In the sales

Skandium sale shop

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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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Categories / Design and Interiors

Carl Hansen CH07 chair by Hans J.Wegner


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.

Find out more at the Utility Design website