75th Anniversary Art Edition of the Pelican Chair by Finn Juhl

View all 4 Photos

Originally designed by the Danish architect Finn Juhl, the Pelican is an underestimated design that ended up standing the test of time. When it debuted in 1940, critics dismissed the dramatically curved chair. Yet, 60 years later, it caught the attention of onecollection’s Henrik Sørensen and Ivan Hansen, designers of the Kindt Larsen Taburet Stool. They first remade the Pelican in 2000 and successfully launched the chair as an iconic furniture design. Now, for the Pelican’s 75th anniversary, onecollection is releasing an art edition in collaboration with DOMICILECULTURE. The latest chair is emblazoned with “Macbeth,” the 1942 pen and ink drawing by the Danish artist Asger Jorn. The abstract artwork is woven into the high-quality jacquard, and the seat is upholstered by hand. High-contrast in black and white, the energetic design stands on rounded wooden legs, a sleek complement to the textured fabric. Debuting next month, the art edition will be on display in Milan from April 14 to 19, 2015, as part of Salone del Mobile.

    string(5) "Holly"

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • Phytophilia by Sara Martinsen

    An exhibition that showcases the potential of natural fibers in product design and architecture projects….

  • The Tessa Armchair

    A modern armchair that celebrates Italian craftsmanship and rural traditions. When buying a piece of…

  • The Departo Folding Chair

    A compact and versatile chair inspired by 19th-century campaign furniture. Co-founded by multi-disciplinary design studio…

  • The Gertrude Table Lamp

    A distinctive table lamp inspired by a fictional nun. Designed by Milan-based designer Gabriele Panciera,…

Take me there

  • The Øyna Hotel

    Hotel rooms built inside a sloped terrain with a cantilevered design that maximizes views. Built…

  • Casa Cook Chania Hotel

    A modernist-style resort designed with a village-like layout of one-story volumes. Built on a hillside…

  • The TypeO Loft

    A relaxing Swedish retreat designed with one open-plan room and floor-to-ceiling windows. Part of a…

  • The Roncolo 1888 Resort

    A high-end bed and breakfast on a sprawling wine estate in Italy. Located in the…

loader