The Goods: Re-issuing Icons

These iconic and versatile seating solutions now offer customization options to make them suitable for any space.

Model 31 Lounge Chair and Model 33 Small Sofa | Knoll 

Nearly 70 years since their launch in 1954, Knoll has reintroduced two pieces designed by pioneering architect, interior planner, and furniture designer Florence Knoll: the Models 31 Lounge Chair and Model 33 Small Sofa. Both of these models are lightweight yet strong and stylish. While they’re ideal for residential settings, they are also good for commercial spaces.

Photo credit: Florence Knoll

“Model 31 and 33’s design forms beautiful lines that complement any modern setting,” said Jonathan Olivares, senior vice president of Design, Knoll. “This reissue highlights Florence Knoll’s incredible ability to design pieces that stand the test of time, and we are thrilled to make these archival designs available to the public once again.”

Photo credit: Florence Knoll

The reintroduction of these models offers clients a new palette from which to customize. Both models are also now available to upholster in a variety of textiles.

The CH07 Shell Chair | Carl Hansen & Son

The CH07 Shell Chair was first introduced in 1963 at the Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition in Copenhagen, but it wasn’t until 35 years later that it achieved its current level of popularity.

Photo credit: Carl Hansen & Son

This year, Carl Hansen & Son will celebrate the chair’s 60th anniversary with an exclusive edition made of rosewood and oak. Customers will also have the option to choose to add a seat upholstered from black, matt aniline leather from organically raised Danish cattle.

Photo credit: Carl Hansen & Son
“Hans J. Wegner was an eminent designer, and the Shell Chair is a testament to his visionary aesthetic which deserves to be marked with an outstanding anniversary edition,” said Knud Erik Hansen, CEO of Carl Hansen & Son. “We have chosen to render the shells in rosewood. Its characteristic, dark and warm grain contrasts beautifully with the oak frame. Both types of wood have clear references to the Danish Modern movement of the 1950s and 1960s, where both the exotic and more homely woods were in vogue. Today, both rosewood and oak are sourced from FSC-certified forestry.”