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When something was designed in 1944, can you still call it a ‘latest offering’? Probably not. But I was very excited to get my hands on the beautiful VLA61 Monarch Chair from Carl Hansen & Søn! Designed by one of the pioneers of danish modernism Vilhelm Lauritzen, only ten chairs were originally produced. And now the carpenters at Carl Hansen & Søn have worked their magic to produce the chair with a modern touch and of course, impeccable craftsmanship.
The chair comes in an amazing variety of colours and wood finishes. We had the pleasure of living with the oak oil and Baru 0410 in our little cabin for a few days, and it quickly became a part of the family beside the Plico chair (yes, we’re still fighting over the coveted spot!). Read on to discover why this fine specimen is named the ‘Monarch’ and take a closer look at the details!
From the front you can clearly see the shape of the chair which was inspired by the majestic monarch butterfly!
Carl Hansen & Søn don’t do things by halves. I’ve had the pleasure of watching their craftsman in action several times and to say they are masters in their field would be an understatement. The Monarch Chair has been reborn in collaboration with Vilhelm Architects with a modern perspective in terms of material and details. And each chair has received hours of undivided love and attention at the hands of a skilled craftsman.
For example all of the oak parts have been hand polished several times and the top rail is only upholstered once the chair is assembled to achieve a perfect finish. A true masterpiece!
I love that in Denmark they are still practising the art of craftsmanship and working with good, solid materials to create furniture that is built. Do you appreciate this too?
It’d be rude not to pour a cup of tea, pull up a seat and enjoy it for a while, don’t you think?
Could you imagine having a chair like this in your home? Check out the ten different versions here and let me know your favourite!
Ps Friday will be my final blog post before I take two weeks off to spend time with my family and enjoy the disastrous Swedish weather (our anoraks look like they’ll be a staple). See you then!
my tiny cabin
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