The craft of comfort

As I settle back in Los Angeles after seven weeks in London, there is a comforting feeling that accompanies properly unpacking after a long absence.

For me, investing in furniture and accessories is as relevant as a piece of Art to many – these objects are what connect us to our own space. As an example, I recall certain pieces that were essential to ship when we relocated, while others held less sentimental value. I have always given careful consideration to how a new interior piece will enhance the space and influence my emotions. Our belongings carry meaning and memories.

When it comes to classic Danish design, the way wood is crafted is pure art, in my opinion. During my studies in interior design, my final project centred entirely around this subject.

Hans Wegner once stated, “A chair is to have no backside. It should be beautiful from all sides and angles.”

I can’t quite pinpoint my favourite chair, but the CH24/Wishbone is certainly among the classic timeless pieces I admire. I own several of these myself; they work well around a dining table, complement a desk, or stand alone in an entranceway. Simplicity, functionality, and elegance are the fundamental aspects of Danish design. Often inspired by nature, sustainability is also a key principle.

When I source and style a space, I ask my clients, “Is it for lounging, conversation, or working?” Regardless of its intended function, it should be crafted to enhance the lives of those who encounter it. This philosophy aligns with Carl Hansen & Son’s motto, as they have always produced for Hans Wegner.

The Wishbone chair from Hans J Wegner, crafted by Carl Hansen & Søn
The Pelican lounge chair by House of Finn Juhl