This is a Lincoln Rocker that was brought in recently for a new seat. The problem? The seat, according to the owner, had been replaced 4 years ago in New Mexico (before she moved to Ohio) and the new cane is failing. Once I got a chance to see it in person, it was very clear that whomever replaced the seat did so with a sheet of pre-woven cane.
Happy 100th birthday to Danish Modernism furniture design master Hans Wegner.
In his lifetime he designed over 500 chairs, some were in wider production than others, but all still in high demand today. His design aesthetic is described as "Organic Functionality"- taking inspiration from nature and how our bodies are cradled within curves. There are still echos of traditional furniture design such as the sweeping back and spindles of traditional Windsor chairs in his Peacock Chair. But like the Valet Chair, his takes on the traditional were stripped down to their most sleek and organic form- devoid of ornate carving and ornamentation.
E Emza Uphill