Only a few people know the complete story of this famous design: the Shell Chair, one piece ahead of its time. When it was presented for the first time, many people thought that it was a too eccentric model to consider it for their living rooms or some other space of their houses. The mind behind this magnificent creation was Hans Jorgen Wegner, a Danish furniture designer from Tondern.
The Herman Miller Shell Chair was presented in 1963 and its iconic three-legged form wouldn’t become worldwide popular until several years later when Carl Hansen & Søn reintroduced the piece to the market in 1998. It was then when its “perfect Shell shape” captivated the interest of the new generation.
The anonymity and resurrection of this design, who waited for its glory moment for several years, is a beautiful proof of how a piece can achieve a wonderful success when it’s destined to it. Check out the other designs available in our store to discover more amazing examples of this trend.