This chair’s pure, structural and resolutely modern lines make it a timeless classic that has survived time and trends with elegance. Designed in 1963 by the Scandinavian Hans Wegner, this chair was marketed with four legs before slowly transforming into a tripod chair. It’s with this admirable three-legged design that the Shell chair became both a timeless object and a sculptural piece of furniture.
This lounge-type chair (with low seating and an inclined back) is an extremely comfortable accent chair. Marrying style and technical innovation
, it stands out thanks to its aerial curves made possible by moulded plywood.
Popular for many years, the Shell chair notably made an appearance in the first televised debate between John F. Kennedy and Nixon and was immediately dubbed The Chair. Even today, the concept of the Shell chair is the exclusive property of Danish editor Carl Hanson and Son, who offer it in many types of wood and leather coverings.
It’s perfectly suited to any room, next to a bed, in a livingroom
or even in an office
. Here are examples of how it can be integrated to many inspiring decors.
Thanks to its pure and modern lines
, the Shell chair works in perfect harmony with any type of interior design.