Design Icon | The Piano Chair
Designed by Vilhelm Wohlert in 1955 the simple, yet stylish Piano Upholstered Chair has sleek, curvaceous lines making it ideal for all kinds of interior designs – commercial or residential. The Piano Upholstered Chair’s robust frame makes it both comfortable and practical.
Wohlert’s pared-down mid-century pieces have become iconic works in the design evolution of furniture for public spaces. Stellar Works’ Wohlert collection comprises some of his most celebrated designs of the 1950s, revitalised for the modern day. Each piece showcases the Danish designer’s less-is-more ethos and talent for turning the structural into the sculptural.
A prolific architect and designer, Vilhelm Wohlert (1920–2007) trained, and later taught, at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Alongside his work designing and restoring churches and royal castles, he is especially celebrated for the design of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humbaek, Denmark, to which he and his partner Jørgen Bo devoted more than 30 years.
Wohlert’s furniture and lighting have become design icons, thanks to the way they often employ structural elements to create sculptural effects. He was inducted into the Order of the Dannebrog in recognition of his contribution to the Danish design tradition.
“At Stellar Works we believe in longevity and the value of original design. It is always a joy to rediscover and reissue forgotten classics, injecting them with new relevance and updating the designs so that they fit beautifully and seamlessly into a contemporary context. Stellar Works Vintage Collections are a revitalisation of some of the most accomplished designs of 20th-century masters Vilhelm Wohlert and Carlo Forcolini.Stellar Works seeks to reintroduce past collections of classics, alongside culturally -inspired contemporary signatures. It infuses freshness into heritage and grounds innovation with enduring craftsmanship.”
– Stellar Works (licensed manufacturer of the Piano Chair)