Morning morning folks and a very Happy Friday to you!! I’ve been meaning for a while to start looking into the classic designer pieces of furniture that are so popular these days, like the Barcelona chair or the Tulip table – they’re all such iconic pieces but are they worth the multi-hundred $ price tags attached…? And are more affordable knock-offs an acceptable option? Well let’s see…
I thought I’d start with the Wishbone Chair, by the Danish designer Hans J Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son.
The chair has been around since 1950, and graced many a gorgeous interior. The (authentic) pieces are hand finished, with a manually-woven seat and hand-picked wooden components. The original chair is in soft natural tones, but a range of 12 bright modern hues were recently released to mark its 60th anniversary.
So I believe the official UK distributor is the Aram Store and the US one is Room & Board, but of course as is the case with any designer item, there are a bunch of cheaper knock-offs of varying quality.
Vita Interiors has a whole bunch of different finishes:
And Interior Addict has this cheeky chappy:
I’m surprised IKEA haven’t got in on the act though.
Anyhoo, so…let’s take a look at the Wishbone Chair in the context of interior design. It seems to mainly feature in typical minimalist Scandi-type schemes, like so:
Helllllo incredible pendants! Who on earth took this photo though, it’s disastrously bad…
I don’t normally go for such a minimalist look, but am slightly in love with this kitchen:
And this wall fixture is making my knees weak:
But I’ve also seen them used in a more elaborate context – love this classy dining area:
And also as a rustic accent:
Or lastly, how about a dash of colour:
(all credits: 1)
So what do you think? Do you like the natural tones, or are you down for a jolt of acid green?!
Ok, I’m offski – need to pack for le do de hen (2) – Miamiiiiiii here I come!