The designers explain, “These steel windows played an integral part in making the interior feel larger and more open by blurring the boundaries between the interior and exterior.” A grey Halcyon Lake area rug, an oak chair from MAP, and Hans Wenger Wishbone chairs make for a simple, neutral palette. The painting over the fireplace is by Kate Hendry.
Completed in 2008, the Mountain Dwellings is the second of BIG’s three projects in Ørestad, a new neighborhood in Copenhagen where development is attracting many new inhabitants. The result does looks like a mountain—hence the building’s name and the inspiration for the mural of Mount Everest that adorns the 82-foot-high facade.
Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair and Ottoman The aptly named and oft-reproduced Papa Bear chair and ottoman by Hans Wegner is a modernist’s favorite standard, yet is not usually seen with both its original ottoman and upholstery intact. Bits of design whimsy include convenient handles flanking the ottoman for easy relocation, a matching pouch, and teak accents on the ends of the arms, which seem to reach out and beg for company. This chartreuse set screams ’60s Pop, and the fit is neither too big nor too small, but just right. $14,000 from Chez Camille
Danish Turning Tray, $239 at the Dwell Store The Turning Tray was originally designed by Finn Juhl in 1956. The original trays are now on display at Finn Juhl’s Carlottenlund, Denmark home, which is now a museum. ArchitectMade has relaunched the Turning Trays by creating exact replicas from Juhl’s original drawings.
One of Owen’s many hobbies is watercolor painting; the black and white painting seen here is one of his own. It sits just below a pair of decorative wall-hung particle boards. The credenza is a 1950s Renzo Rutili design for Johnson Furniture; the hanging lamp is by George Nelson. The dining room table and chairs are Danish-made midcentury teak models.
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