Danish furniture company Carl Hansen & Son partnered with New York-based Brad Ascalon to create the versatile “Preludia Series” that includes chairs, bar stools, tables, and bar tables for both public and private spaces.
The collection features a wide, unified range of chairs and tables with an organic expression. Emphasizing human-centric design and exceptional comfort, the series responds to varied user needs in such diverse environments as canteens and restaurants, meeting and conference areas, offices, airports, and living spaces. The design of the Preludia Series combines superior comfort with a minimalist expression and is crafted in solid wood and veneer partially upholstered, or fully upholstered with the finest textiles or leathers in an array of colors.
The collection has stackable chairs that can be flat-packed and shipped in large volumes easily, as well as high-top tables and other designs for the office. The chairs are constructed from a 3D wood-veneer shell, which forms a continuous curved seat and back. The Preludia chair comes in oak, walnut, or beech. A light design and construction make the Preludia Chairs easy to move around in flexible, open environments where they are required to fulfill a variety of functions. The curved form of the unique 3D veneer shell offers exceptional comfort and responsiveness. The shell is available in bare veneer, partially upholstered, or fully upholstered with the finest textiles or leathers in an array of colors. The chairs are crafted with all-wood, four-leg, sled or barstool bases. All variants but the all-wood are stackable, further enhancing the series’ flexible nature. Another version of the chair has a similar veneer shell, but available with a base of chrome, black or white powder-coated steel.
The collection also comprises of a rectangular table, a rounded dining table, and a high-top rectangular bar table. All are made of solid oak or walnut with various finishes. The tabletops come in black or white laminate with cast aluminum corner joints, which contrast with the wooden base.
Carl Hansen & Son unveiled the Preludia series at their showroom in New York City during the NYCxDesign festival and will be available in the market from October 2018.
Founder: Louise Blouin