Paul Smith Upholsters Classic Furnishings Styles By Hans J. Wegner In His Signature Stripes

Milan 2014: British fashion designer Paul Smith has applied his iconic striped fabrics to a choice of furniture by legendary Danish designer Hans J. Wegner, which will be presented in Milan next month.

Paul Smith upholsters classic furniture designs by Hans J. Wegner in his signature stripes CH07 Shell Chair upholstered in Big Stripe

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Wegner’;s birth, Paul Smith picked his favourite pieces from those produced by Danish furniture brand Carl Hansen & Søn for the restricted edition collection.

Paul Smith upholsters classic furniture designs by Hans J. Wegner in his signature stripes CH28 Lounge Chair upholstered in Massive Stripe

The Massive Stripe and Stripes fabrics made by Smith for American textile brand Maharam had been employed to upholster products including the Shell Chair, Wing Chair and Wishbone Chair, which have been developed by the Danish Modernist designer amongst the late 1940s and the 1960s.

Paul Smith upholsters classic furniture designs by Hans J. Wegner in his signature stripes CH24 Wishbone Chair upholstered in Stripes. Also primary image

Smith’;s striped fabrics are woven from worsted wool in a variety of colours and the 2 designs supply different densities of pattern. The Stripes pattern was made in 2006, even though the Huge Stripe style launched last year.

Paul Smith upholsters classic furniture designs by Hans J. Wegner in his signature stripes CH24 Wishbone Chair upholstered in Stripes

The sculptural Wing Chair, with its characteristic cross seam on the backrest, has been completely upholstered in a predominately purple and green version of the Stripes fabric and a blue and red version of the Huge Stripe.

Paul Smith upholsters classic furniture designs by Hans J. Wegner in his signature stripes CH24 Wishbone Chair upholstered in Stripes

Earthy tones characterise the Stripes fabric employed to cover the seat pad of the Wishbone Chair from 1949.

Paul Smith upholsters classic furniture designs by Hans J. Wegner in his signature stripes CH24 Wishbone Chair upholstered in Stripes

2 versions of the Big Stripe design and style are employed to cover the cushions and armrests of the CH163 sofa created in 1965.

Paul Smith upholsters classic furniture designs by Hans J. Wegner in his signature stripes CH24 Wishbone Chair upholstered in Stripes

The back and seat of the CH28 armchair and the Shell Chair are upholstered in sections of the Big Stripe fabric, which has a repeat of virtually 2.5 metres.

Paul Smith upholsters classic furniture designs by Hans J. Wegner in his signature stripes CH445 Wing Chair upholstered in Huge Stripe

The fabrics give a bold injection of colour that stands out against the wooden frames of the chairs.

Paul Smith upholsters classic furniture designs by Hans J. Wegner in his signature stripes CH445 Wing Chair upholstered in Massive Stripe

The furniture will be displayed at the Paul Smith Milan shop throughout the city’;s upcoming style week, as effectively as at Carl Hansen & Søn’;s booth at the fair and its city centre showroom.

Paul Smith upholsters classic furniture designs by Hans J. Wegner in his signature stripes CH445 Wing Chair upholstered in Stripes

As component of a year of celebrations of Wegner’;s perform, Carl Hansen & Søn changed its logo to one particular created by Wegner in 1950 and has begun generating his CH88 chair for the 1st time.

Paul Smith upholsters classic furniture designs by Hans J. Wegner in his signature stripes CH445 Wing Chair upholstered in Stripes

An exhibition of Paul Smith’;s perform that attributes objects such as a MINI automobile and a pair of skis decorated with his signature stripes is presently on show at London’;s Style Museum.

The following press release is from Paul Smith:


Paul Smith and Maharam collaborate with Carl Hansen & Søn

To celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the birth of renowned Danish designer Hans J. Wegner, Paul Smith and Maharam are collaborating with Carl Hansen & Søn – the world’;s biggest manufacturer of furniture developed by Hans J. Wegner – on a limited edition collection of some of Wegner’;s most iconic operates.

Paul Smith upholsters classic furniture designs by Hans J. Wegner in his signature stripes CH163 Sofa upholstered in Huge Stripe

With a pioneering and inventive Modernist aesthetic, Wegner is best identified for his idiosyncratic chair styles, such as the Wishbone Chair. Created in 1950 this piece, with its characteristic Y-shaped back assistance, became one particular of his greatest successes other definitive designs contain the 3-legged Shell Chair, the minimalist CH28, the CH163 sofa and modern classic, the Wing Chair.

Paul Smith upholsters classic furniture designs by Hans J. Wegner in his signature stripes CH163 Sofa upholstered in Large Stripe

Paul Smith has personally selected his favourite classic Hans J. Wegner pieces to launch a capsule collection that gives the designs an injection of vibrancy, upholstered in ‘Big Stripe’; and new colours of ‘Stripes’; by Paul Smith. Created by Paul Smith in collaboration with Maharam, these 2 worsted wool textiles discover stripes at substantially distinct scales, conveying Paul Smith’;s imaginative approach to colour and proportion.

Paul Smith upholsters classic furniture designs by Hans J. Wegner in his signature stripes CH163 Sofa upholstered in Big Stripe

The collection will be presented at the Paul Smith Milan shop from 8th to 13th April throughout the Salone del Mobile, as effectively as at Carl Hansen & Søn’;s booth at the fair and its city centre showroom. Additionally, a touring exhibition going to Tokyo, New York and London will offer additional possibilities to view the collection. The pieces will be available at chosen Paul Smith shops worldwide, while the textiles are offered in Europe by means of Kvadrat.

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