1. Ole Wanscher for
Product: Beak chair.
Standout: The Danish architect crafted the chair in 1951, when it was dubbed 0W124, but its new name references its signature protruding oak arms and contrasting walnut cover caps resembling bird eyes.
Watch the Beak chair go through the production process:
Video courtesy of Carl Hansen & Søn
2. Umberto Asnago for
Product: Progetti Pure.
Standout: Leather still wraps and slings around the designer’s new version of the 1987 original, but there’s less of it, exposing more of the sinuous beech frame.
3. Sergio Rodrigues for
Standout: Named for fellow Brazilian architect , who gifted one of the armchairs to his daughter on her wedding day, the 1953 design is resurrected in the original Brazilian walnut and cane.
4. Herbert Hirche for
Standout: A mid-century design by the late architect and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe protégé, eventually put into production in 2000, now boasts ’s all-weather polypropylene.