Above: Layers Park Double by Hella Jongerius

While in New York for NYCxDesign, we visited the Carl Hansen & Son showroom to see their new collection of chairs. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hans J. Wegner’s iconic Shell Chair, they partnered with legendary fabric company Maharam for some sweet chair/fabric combinations and have officially called it The Maharam Shell Chair Project.

Consisting of 20 completely different pairs, the chairs and fabrics were selected to complement each other and showcase how versatile Wegner’s chair actually is. Designed in 1963 and only a handful made, the chair actually never really went into production until the 90s when it was reissued and designed with upholstery.

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Park by Hella Jongerius

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Orakelblume by Koloman Moser, 1901

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Palio by Alexander Girard, 1964

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Names by Alexander Girard, 1957

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Minimal by Maharam Design Studio

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Mechanism by Maharam Design Studio

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Metric by Maharam Design Studio

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Massive Paisley by Maharam Design Studio

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Disperse by Maharam Design Studio

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Ditto by Maharam Design Studio

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Design 9297 by Josef Hoffmann, 1913

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Alpine Stripe by Sonnhild Kestler

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Borders by Hella Jongerius

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Centric by Marian Bantjes

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Cobblestone by Maharam Design Studio

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Deconstructed Rose by Maharam Design Studio

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Peep by Maharam Design Studio

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Point by Paul Smith

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The Firm by Sarah Morris