August 4, 2020

5 Seating Reboots

These five seating reboots telegraph joie de vivre.

Designer: Børge Mogensen 
for Carl Hansen & Søn

Product: BM0865

Standout: The Danish icon’s 1958 daybed with leather-strapped bolsters relaunches in oak heartwood—the dense, flawless inner portion of the tree’s trunk. 

Designer: Winfried Totzek 
for De Sede

Product: DS-142

Standout: The 
back and arm-
rests of this legacy 
leather chaise, designed in 1988, can be individually adjusted into endless positions. Through DDC

Designer: Arne Jacobsen 
for Fritz Hansen

Product: Lily

Standout: The chair originally known as the Series 8 and designed in 1968 for the Danish National Bank is now veneered in walnut, a previously impractical feat due to the difficulty of curving the armrests without cracking the thin wood layer. 

Designer: Viggo Boesen 
for &Tradition

Product: Little Petra VB2

Standout: Based on Boesen’s 
original drawings from the 
1930s, this sheepskin sofa 
with oak or walnut legs is as carefully crafted as its lounge-size predecessor—but has room for two. Through Suite NY.

Designer: Shiro Kuramata 
for Cappellini

Product: Sofa With Arms

Standout: Get in quick: The 1982 tubular-metal cult classic, now with a varnished anthracite frame and poly-velvet cover (in green, blue, magenta, or yellow), is being produced in a limited edition of 132.

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