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.
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.
3. Sergio Rodrigues for LinBrasil
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.
4. Herbert Hirche for Richard Lampert
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.