Paul Smith & Maharam and Carl Hansen

Paul Smith adds his unique design touch to the iconic work of Hans J. Wegner.

In celebration of the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Danish designer Hans J. Wegner, Paul Smith and Maharam collaborate with Carl Hansen & Søn – the world's largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner – on a limited edition collection of some of Wegner's most iconic works.
 
With a pioneering Modernist aesthetic, Wegner is best known for his idiosyncratic chair designs, such as the Wishbone Chair. Created in 1950 this piece, with its characteristic Y-shaped back support, became one of his greatest successes.
 
To mark the momentous year, Paul Smith has selected his favourite classic Hans J. Wegner pieces to launch a capsule collection that gives the designs an injection of vibrancy. Each upholstered in fabric created by Paul in collaboration with Maharam, the two worsted wool textiles explore stripes at dramatically different scales, conveying the fashion designer's imaginative approach to colour and proportion.
 
The collection will be presented at the Paul Smith Milan shop from 8th to 13th April during the Salone del Mobile, as well as at Carl Hansen & Søn's booth at the fair and its city centre showroom.
 
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Posted on 1st April 2014