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Born in 1963, the Hans Wegner Shell Chair took some time to gain the respect and preference of  grand public, but always had a marvelous evaluation of the critic and designer enthusiasts. Shinning with the glamour of the Classic Hollywood, the pair of Hans Wegner Shell chairs in the Palm Spring residence of a golden legend, Kirk Douglas, are telling us so.

Golden Hollywood Style

A Hollywood golden hero, Kirk Douglas was born in NYC in 1916, and died in 2020 at the very respectable age of 103 years old.

Worldwide acclaimed as an leading actor for classic movies like Spartacus, Town without pity and Paths of Glory, just to name a few, Kirk Douglas is one of the icons of the golden days of the 1950s and 1960s Hollywood. And this is actually the time of glory of Mid Century Modern, the furniture style that redefined interior design in America forever since its apparition.

The Palm Springs Residence

Hans Wegner Shell Chairs at the Kirk Douglas residence, in Palm Springs.

Located in one of the most famous communities of the paradisiac Palm Springs, the Kirk Douglas’s residence is exactly the image of what you expect of a Hollywood legend of the 1950s: Designed by Donald Wexler and Richard Harrison, the horizontally stressed post-and-beam house sits on three-quarters of an acre in Palm Springs’ storied Old Las Palmas neighborhood.

It has five bedrooms and eight bathrooms, and it stretch’s across 4,000 square feet (including dual master suites, known as “Kirk’s Room” and “Anne’s Room”).

For one special place like this, you must expect that only the best design pieces must be part in its décor. And that’s why is not a surprise to see a pair of Hans Wegner Shell chairs presiding the living room.  Taking the center stage, the Shell chair shows that comfortable but avant garde look that make it  a preferred accent chair by many design enthusiasts all over the world.

The charm of a Hans Wegner Shell Chair

Three- legged, Aerial, with a dynamic silhouette, but with a comfortable and somehow friendly look, the Shell Chair has some pretty arguments at its favor to call it the perfect accent chair.  But a lot of the true experience with a Shell Chair has to do with your manufacturer. It’s really your manufacturer using the right materials and following the process according to the creator’s design? 

In Barcelona Design, the characteristic three legged chair frame is carved from American walnut. Its comfortable cushioned seat is upholstered with black leather, raddled in a plywood frame. These are distinctive features to invite you to relax, but the final detail resides in its recline angle combined with the two paddled cushions (The “wings”), that take you in a voyage of pleasure.

For inspo, info and great offers in furniture, don’t miss the oportunity in Barcelona Design, the alternative for Mid Century Modern style furniture, with masterpieces like the Barcelona Chair or the Hans Wegner Shell Chair.