Monday, December 21, 2009

Chair #355

—Designed by Hans Wegner

The perfect chair for the uncommon man, the valet chair has style. Hans Wegner, a Danish designer, created this chair in an effort to solve the problem of how to properly hold every article of a gentleman's clothing set at the end of the day to preserve their form without wrinkles. The seat flips up so a gentleman can stash away his wallet, keys, cufflinks, watch, i-pod, or whatever. Wegner initially conceived of this chair with four legs but was unsatisfied with the heavy-looking form. The final model with a tripod base is sculptural as well as utilitarian. Very James Bond.

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