Carl Hansen & Søn adds black frame to Hans J Wegner lounge chairs

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Carl Hansen & Søn adds black frame to Hans J Wegner lounge chairs

Hans J Wegner's Wing and Oculus armchairs have been updated with black frames by Danish brand Carl Hansen & Søn.

Thechairs – which were previously only made with a stainless steel support – have been revamped with black lacquered frames to give the furniture a "younger, bolder expression".

Wing chair and Oculus chair

Both chairs rest on slender legs and have an accompanying footrest. The Wing chair features a high back which swoops out into points, while the Oculus design has a more rounded form.

Carl Hansen & Søn rereleased the Wing chair – which was first produced in limited numbers in 1960 – in 2006, basing it on the designer's own 1:1 drawings.

Oculus, which was also designed in 1960 but never put into production, was launched by the brand in the same year. The chair is named after the Latin word for eye, as a reference to its curved back.

Wing chair and Oculus chair

To accompany the new lacquered framework, Carl Hansen & Søn has also partnered with Northern Ireland's Mourne Textiles on a series of hand-woven fabrics, which are available alongside leather upholstery.

"Both designed over 50 years ago, Wegner's Wing Chair and Oculus Chair demonstrate the furniture designer's extensive knowledge of ergonomics and ability to design sculptural furniture with a simultaneously minimalist and organic expression," said the company.

Wing chair and Oculus chair

The chairs are the latest in a series of rediscovered and updated designs created by Wegner and produced by Carl Hansen & Søn – which honoured the 100th anniversary of the designer by changing its logo to one created by Wegner in 1950.

These have included a smoked oak refresh of a 1970s tray table, a reissue of his CH22 lounge chair, and the launch of a wood and steel chair designed in 1955 but put into production for the first time in 2014.

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