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Shell Chair

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  • Photograph of Shell Chair
  • Photograph of Shell Chair
  • Photograph of Shell Chair
  • Photograph of Shell Chair

Danish furniture designer Hans Wegner gained a reputation for quality craftsmanship during his lifetime, and designed no fewer than 500 different chairs. The Shell Chair was one of his later pieces, and was designed and presented at a Danish furniture exhibition in 1963. Combining form with functionality, as was Wegner’s way, the Shell Chair is a light and inviting piece of furniture which is perfectly proportioned.

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Shell Chair with grey fabric and walnut veneer

Walnut veneer with Grey Danish Fabric £464.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Shell Chair with orange fabric and walnut veneer

Walnut veneer with Orange Danish Fabric £464.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Shell Chair with white aniline leather and walnut veneer

Walnut veneer with White Full Aniline Leather £524.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Shell Chair with black aniline leather and walnut veneer

Walnut veneer with Black Full Aniline Leather £524.00 (inc VAT) In stock, next day delivery available

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Shell Chair with pony skin and walnut veneer

Walnut veneer with Pony Skin £547.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Shell Chair with mottled tan aniline leather and walnut veneer

Walnut veneer with Mottled Tan Full Aniline Leather £547.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Shell Chair with brown aniline leather and walnut veneer

Walnut veneer with Brown Full Aniline Leather £547.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Its avant garde design was much lauded by critics at the time, but sadly the Shell Chair didn’t receive the same praise from the public until many years later. As a result, production was limited, and original Shell Chairs saw huge success at auctions in the 1980s and 1990s.

This three-legged chair is sometimes known as “The Smiling Chair”, due to the smile-like curve of its seat. Its stunning form provides a different look and feel from every angle from which it is viewed, and as a result, the Shell Chair is often placed on its own so that it can be viewed in the best possible way. It was Wegner’s belief that every piece of furniture should be beautiful from all angles: a belief that has certainly been realised with the craftsmanship of the Shell Chair.

The three-legged sculptural design provides a perhaps surprisingly high level of stability, with tapered, curved legs that give it a lightness of form. Its generous yet minimalist wing-shaped seat is beautifully curved and designed to look inviting, with a wide cushion that promotes total relaxation. The edges of the chair’s seat curve upwards in the form of arm rests, giving the user the feeling that they are completely enveloped by this highly relaxing environment.

The high back of Wegner’s Shell Chair is curved to the shape of the body, and angled in such a way that the user can lie back and truly relax.

Despite the broad curves and eye catching design of the Shell Chair, it is an easy chair option that is actually relatively compact, and a chair that oozes beauty and grace.

Crafted from form-pressed veneer and upholstered in either fabric or leather, the Shell Chair can be customised to suit a variety of interior design styles. Here at Iconic Interiors, our faithful reproduction of Hans Wegner’s stunning design is available in a range of different finishes, meaning that it is an incredibly versatile easy chair option.

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