Designer – Hans J. Wegner

I will follow up yesterday’s post about the CH33 chair with some more information about the designer behind, Hans J. Wegner.

Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) is among the most known Danish furniture designers to date. He made mid-century Danish design popular on an international scale with his deep understanding of the need for functionality and his love of natural and high quality materials. His style is often described as “Organic Functionality”

Wegner worked as a designer in Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller’s architectural office before he established his own company in 1943. He designed more than 500 different chairs, many of which have become recognizable design icons and are to be found in the permanent collections of the world’s most prestigious museums.

One of his most talked about chairs is the Round chair which rose to stardom when used in the televised presidential debates between Nixon and Kennedy in 1960. It was featured on the cover of American interior magazines and referred to as “the world’s most beautiful chair”, and has since been known simply as “The Chair”. 

Information via Wikipedia &

1: The Y-chair. From Elin Kling’s apartment in Stockholm, via Emmas designblogg
2: The Three-Legged Chair. Via
3: The Swivel Chair. Via Tetino tête
4: The Y-chair. Via Mockin
5: The Round Chair. Via
6: The Peacock Chair. Via the design traveller
7: The Sawbench Chair. Via
8: The Y-chair. Via Cococozy
9 The Circle Chair. Via Chair blog

Dining chair – CH33

I got an exciting phone call from an interior magazine today. They announced me as the winner of a photo contest held in their last issue 🙂 I will tell you more about the contest and the magazine when the next issue is out. For now I can only tell you that I am soon to be an owner of a CH33 dining chair. Designed in 1957 by the «master of the chair» Hans Wegner and now recreated by the Danish furniture manufacturer Carl Hansen & Søn.  I love it!

Photos via Gertsen PR

Lamps by Tom Dixon

I went by Vestkanttorget flea market today and ended up buying a Mirror Ball lamp from Tom Dixon.

Tom Dixon started his designer career in the early 1980s. He designed the well known S-chair for Cappellini, worked as creative director of Habitat and Artek, before he started his own design and manufacturing company Tom Dixon in 2002.

Here are some other lamps by Tom Dixon:

Photos: via Tom Dixon


French Art Deco – Charlotte Perriand

Every monday there is a big flea and antiques market on the Cours Selaya in Nice.
I bought this french art deco lamp there, designed by Charlotte Perriand for Jumo in the 1930s.
Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999) was one of the most innovative and influential furniture designers of the 20th century and is perhaps most known for her collaboration with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret.

Here are some of her furniture designs:

LC2 armchair. Designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand. Via Dkolb

Charlotte Perriand chairs at the Delfin & Postigo house.
Photos by Manolo Yllera, Source: Jatzer

Charlotte Perriand stools in a house by AFGH, via Amsterdam Modern


Futura – Grünerløkka, Oslo

I will share my favorite interior and furniture stores in this blog.
Futura is one of them. Located on Grünerløkka in Oslo.
Here you’ll find both new and vintage furnitures and lamps from designers like Arne Jacobsen, Piet Hein, Charles & Ray Eames, Poul Henningsen, Wilhelm Wagenfeld, George Nelson and more.

Check it out on or visit the shop on Olaf Ryes plass 1, Grünerløkka.
Photos: Futura

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Inspiration – Dining Chairs

Inspiration – Dining Chairs

From Futura. Models 1: Arm Chair Rocker, 3990 kr. 2: Arm Chair Eiffel, 3500 kr. 3: Side Chair Eiffel, 2900 kr. 4: Side Chair Valnøtt, 3300 kr. Design by Charles and Ray Eames. 
Prices from Futura on Grünerløkka, Oslo.
Photos: Futura. Collage: Åse Ørjasæter

From Habitat. Models 1 & 2: Palocco dining chair, 1900 kr. 3 & 4: Robon Day dining chair, 2300 kr. Prices from Habitat at House of Oslo, Oslo.
Photos: HabitatCollage: Åse Ørjasæter

From Vitra. Models 1 & 2: DCM, Charles & Ray Eames. 3 & 4 Wire Chair DKR, Charles & Ray Eames. Photos: Vitra. Collage: Åse Ørjasæter
Some secondhand chairs that I have found at flea markets, renovated and used in some of my own projects. Photos & collage: Åse Ørjasæter. 
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Morabito Art Villa – Bali

On my last visit to Bali I stayed at this amazing villa resort, Morabito Art Villa. The place is an oasis of pure relaxation, and staying there was just like living in Paradise.

Architecture and decoration, redesigned by Paris designer Pascal Morabito is a marriage of the contemporary and ancient works of art. I am very impressed by his work and get a lot of inspiration from Pascal every time I meet him. And from the rest of his creative family; both his wife Marie-Eve and their son Teo are very talented photographers, while their youngest son Tao is dedicated to filmmaking. Both the place and the hosts are great sources of inspiration.

Morabito Art Villa is located on Berawa Beach, on the southwest coast of Bali, walking distance from Seminyak. It can accommodate up to 25 guests and is the perfect place to celebrate weddings and other big events.

Photos: Åse Ørjasæter

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