October 2, 2017

4 Classic Seats See Clever Reissues

1. Ole Wanscher for Carl Hansen & Søn

Product: Beak chair.

Standout: The Danish architect crafted the chair in 1951, when it was dubbed 0W124, but its new name references its signature protruding oak arms and contrasting walnut cover caps resembling bird eyes. 

Beak chair by Ole Wanscher for Carl Hansen & Søn.

Watch the Beak chair go through the production process:

Video courtesy of Carl Hansen & Søn

2. Umberto Asnago for Giorgetti 

Product: Progetti Pure.

Standout: Leather still wraps and slings around the designer’s new version of the 1987 original, but there’s less of it, exposing more of the sinuous beech frame. 

Progetti Pure by Umberto Asnago for Giorgetti.

3. Sergio Rodrigues for LinBrasil

Product: Oscar.

Standout: Named for fellow Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who gifted one of the armchairs to his daughter on her wedding day, the 1953 design is resurrected in the original Brazilian walnut and cane. 

Oscar by Sergio Rodrigues for LinBrasil.
A drawing of the Oscar chair.

4. Herbert Hirche for Richard Lampert 

Product: Hirche.

Standout: A mid-century design by the late architect and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe protégé, eventually put into production in 2000, now boasts Designers Guild’s all-weather polypropylene. 

Hirche by Herbert Hirche for Richard Lampert.

> See more from the September 2017 issue of Interior Design

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