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Y Chair by Hans Wegner

Y Chair by I56A1897a

Y Chair by Hans Wegner

100 years ago Hans Wegner was born. The Danish Design Museum has devoted a special exhibition to Hans Wegner. Car Hansen & Son has teamed up with British fashion designer Paul Smith who created striped fabric with Maharam. Carl Hansen created limited editions with the Paul Smith/Maharam striped collection. The cushion in this Y or Wishbone Chair (the CH 24) is one of the examples. However I do believe the Y Chair doesn’t need a cushion….and if you have a second look at this photo you’ll see and agree with me an ordinary cushion – even with famous stripes – doesn’t fit here….

In spring 2014 I’ve visited both the museum and the Carl Hansen showroom in Copenhagen. Hence I’ve many photo’s to share with you.

Polar Bear Chair by Jean Royere

Ours Polair

Polar Bear Chair by Jean Royere

Almost twice the lower estimate was what the “Ours Polair” Or “Polar Bear” Chair fetched at the June 2014 design auction of Phillips. It fetched $233,000, whereas the estimate was $120,000 – 150,000.