Hans Wegner helped foster the popularity of Danish design and its signature functional-yet-warm modernism. Along the way, he designed hundreds of chairs, many of which went into mass-production. See just a few in these contemporary residences.
The Mariscals' daughter, Olivia, whiles away the afternoon in the breezy living room. She sits on a sheepskin-covered Flag Halyard chair by Danish master Hans Wegner.
The lower submerged level is comprised of the kids’ and guest bedrooms as well as the multi-purpose room—is a popular hangout for the kids and family dog, Roxy. The Chair and Bar Bench, both by Hans Wegner for PP Møbler, a Muuto 3-seater sofa by Andersen & Voll, and David Weeks' Tripod No. 303 floor lamp mix midcentury modern with contemporary design.
A Flag Halyard chair by Hans Wegner in long-haired sheepskin occupies one end of the living room.
Interior designer Danielle Roberts sought practical materials for the living room, such as custom wide-wale upholstery for a CB2 sofa. The fallen-wood coffee table is by St. Louis–based designer David Stine; the chair is by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn.
Natural light throughout the house eliminates the need for excessive overhead lighting. The master bedroom features a Pixo Optical LED table lamp, a Halyard chair by Hans Wegner for PP Møbler Flag, and David Weeks' Cement Standing floor lamp.
She also designed the table, surrounded by vintage Wishbone chairs by Hans Wegner, in her studio.
A monumental German climate map enlivens the dining area, which also sports CH 23 & CH 30 chairs by Hans Wegner.
Perhaps the family’s biggest priority was their connection to the outdoors. The north-facing facade is almost entirely made up of operable windows with screens for ventilation and—a favorite of Jeff, the family father—listening to the lullabye of cicadas and spring peeper frogs during the summer.
The joint living and dining area features a Wishbone chairs by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son, a Groundpiece sofa from Flexform, David Weeks' Tripod No. 303 floor lamp, and PP Møbler's Circle Chair and Fruit Table. The latter two are also by Hans Wegner.
A 14-foot-wide opening at the rear of the house contributes, along with the concrete flooring, to an almost seamless transition from indoors to the patio. A spate of mid-century furnishings includes chairs by Hans Wegner and Poul Kjærholm and an Achille Castiglioni Arco lamp.
At right, the family dines at a mid-century walnut table found on eBay,
seated at a mix of new and antique
Wishbone chairs by Hans Wegner.
Anne Sophie Goneau designed a sleek renovation for an apartment built in 1887. She highlighted the red brick wall in the living room by leaving it bare and protecting it behind museum-quality glass. The space also features a floor-to-ceiling window that’s coated on the outside with a reflective film, letting residents keep their curtains open by day without fear of being seen from the street. The green sofa is by St-Laurent Domison and the white oak chairs are by Hans Wegner. All other furniture is custom.
Two designers restored a low-slung midcentury gem in Napa, California, by an unsung Bay Area modernist. In the bedroom, a Margaret Kilgallen print joins a Brionvega Algol television, lamps from Patricia Urquiola and Pablo, and a Hans Wegner chair.
Restrained by local building code, architect Michael O’Sullivan forwent a flashy facade on this new Auckland, New Zealand, home, saving the fireworks for the interior. Adjacent to the main living area sits a snug lounge that looks out through mullioned windows onto a swimming pool. The room features a CH25 easy chair and a CH008 coffee table, both by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son, and a Mags modular sofa by Hay Studios, all of which are from Auckland’s Corporate Culture and were chosen by Jay and resident Jes Wood. The vase is by New Zealand potters Bruce and Estelle Martin, and the carpet (in Citrine) is from the Lees’ Truth in Color range.
Tired of waiting for innovative architecture to come to San Diego, this proactive architect added developer to his job description, and brought it there himself. In the humidor-like living room, modern classics like the off-white armchairs by Hans Wegner complement pieces of Segal’s own design, such as the coffee table and long leather seating.
With a confident color palette and clever space-saving tricks, designer Peter Fehrentz transformed a 646-square-foot apartment in Berlin. The old wood floors throughout the open-plan space are painted a dark eggplant. The vintage PP19 armchair is by Hans J. Wegner for PP Møbler. The painting above it is by Ruben Toledo, a friend of Peter Fehrentz, the resident. A trio of Tom Dixon lights hangs over the Pirkka dining table, with bench seating by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Artek. The Berber rug is from Morocco, purchased from the Paris shop Caravane.
This modern house steeped in heritage, history, and spirituality emerged on the fringes of Scotland’s Isle of Skye. In the dining room, Hans Wegner Wishbone chairs surround a custom table by Mary Arnold-Forster. The pendant lamps are by Bestlite.
An intervention from a clever interior designer spared an old beach house on Fire Island, New York, from demolition. The architect transformed a beachside cabin into a colorful retreat for a college friend and her family. The living area features a PP130 Circle Chair by Hans Wegner and a Shaker wood stove by Antonio Citterio withToan Nguyen for Wittus. A Tropicalia Cocoon hanging chair by Patricia Urquiola complements the fabric from Liberty that Angle used for the cushions on the built-in banquette.