I have a great deal of love for mid-century Danish design. Its beauty is born with the obsessive desire to maintain traditional techniques produced at the highest standard and to execute a design that pushes the imagination and skill of the craftsman to the very edge of innovation. It is comfortable, welcoming and beautiful but always with an air of extreme ‘otherness’ that keeps it fresh and aloof.
Of the great Danish furniture designers, Hans Wegner has to be one of the greatest. He draws his inspiration from beautifully simple moments in life and never gave up in his pursuit of beauty and functionality. The Wishbone and Peacock chairs are two of his greatest designs and are such an inspiration when attempting to create a composition that lives and breathes but stands industrially firm.
The Wishbone takes its inspiration from images of Danish sailors sitting in Chinese Ming chairs. The beautiful curves mimic the fragility and elegance of a wishbone, complimented with a hand-woven seat.
The Peacock is graceful and elegant and designed to accommodate the shoulder blades just enough to give the impression of plumes emanating from the sitter. It gives the wonderful feeling of wanting to rock backwards and forwards and sink deep down into the chair whilst simultaneously stretching out as far as possible.