tadao ando for carl hansen + son
tadao ando for carl hansen + son tadao ando for carl hansen + son
apr 27, 2012

tadao ando for carl hansen + son

japanese architect tadao ando with danish furniture company carl hansen + son have collaborated on a project to develop a prototype chair honoring the aesthetic of the late danish designer hans j. wegner. the creative relationship between carl hansen + son and ando has come quite easily to both parties, as both design forces greatly value the work of wegner. wegner’s work has been featured in both tadao ando and carl hansen + son’s porfolios– several of his pieces are included in the furniture company’s collection while the architect frequently features the iconic ‘wishbone’ chair in photographs of his buildings. ando, known for his minimalist, geometric expression combines this style with organic qualities– making his design approach perfectly aligned with the visual ideals of carl hansen + son. the sleek prototype combines the design sensibilities of both ando’s modern western and japanese amalgamation and hansen + son’s distinctly scandinavian perspective. the new partnership was announced during salone del mobile 2012, and the chair will be available by 2013.

detailed perspective of the chair




we are thrilled about our new design partnership with tadao ando, who is an obvious choice for us. his minimalist, innovative and functional style is a perfect match for the scandinavian design philosophy. so we expect a lot from this alliance, which will help carl hansen + son expand its international design platform. it is also a great honour and extremely inspiring for us to work with an architect of his caliber‘ – knud erik hansen, CEO of carl hansen + son

tadao ando with a representative of carl hansen + son

a conceptual drawing by carl hansen

  • how exactly does this ‘honor’ Hans Wegner’s design aesthetic?!

    Also, Designboom, it’s NOT cool to use only lowercase lettering. There’s a reason uppercase letters exist…because a block of text becomes COMPLETELY UNREADABLE without them!!

    Toby says:
  • the seat form – wonderful

    the base – ick

    (from a huge fan of TA)

    dbkii says:
  • The messianic architecture of Ando was born a giant. Even his very first architecture is decisive, rigourous and fully formed. His first steps in building were not explorations like the rest of us must make, they were unerring and focused. Hence his deservedly revered status amongst his peers.
    This chair shows that he his mortal, and that he likes to get paid.

    efs says:

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