milan: paul smith x carl hansen & søn

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in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of designer hans wegner, paul smith and maharam have collaborated with carl hansen & søn – the planet's largest manufacturer of furniture designed by the renowned danish designer – on a limited edition collection of some of wegner's most iconic works. with a pioneering modernist aesthetic, wegner is best known for his idiosyncratic chair designs, such as the wishbone chair. created in 1950, this piece became one of his greatest successes. to mark the momentous year, designer paul smith has selected his favourite classic wegner pieces to launch a capsule collection that gives the designs an injection of vibrancy. each piece is upholstered in a fabric created by paul smith himself, in collab maharam. the two worsted wool textiles explore stripes at dramatically different scales, conveying the fashion designer's imaginative approach to colour and proportion. the collection will be presented at three locations in milan during this year's edition of the salone del mobile: the paul smith store [1], the carl hansen & søn showroom, and also at the latter's booth at the furniture fair [3]. location [1]: via manzoni 30 [brera]. location [2]: viale piave 27 [porta venezia]. location [3]: fiera milano, via sempione, hall 5, stand 004 [rho].

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