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Replica Hans Wegner Shell Fabric Chair

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With the Shell Chair’s unexpected three-legged frame and exaggerated curvy seat made to expertly contour to the body, prominent Danish designer Hans Wegner created an instantly recognisable piece which remains as relevant today as it was in its heyday.

Synonymous with the school of organic functionality, Hans Wegner’s pieces emphasise function over fashion, and yet their appearance is super striking just the same. An illusion of floating wings give the Replica Shell Chair an ethereal edge and ensure it’ll be a feature piece – and guaranteed talking point – in any chi-chi space.

Our replica’s super smooth frame is crafted from form-pressed plywood and genuine timber veneer, and upholstered in a choice of stain-resistant New Zealand wool or premium Italian fabrics.

This is a Matt Blatt replica of the original design. 

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The Story

With the Shell Chair’s unexpected three-legged frame and exaggerated curvy seat made to expertly contour to the body, prominent Danish designer Hans Wegner created an instantly recognisable piece which remains as relevant today as it was in its heyday.

Synonymous with the school of organic functionality, Hans Wegner’s pieces emphasise function over fashion, and yet their appearance is super striking just the same. An illusion of floating wings give the Replica Shell Chair an ethereal edge and ensure it’ll be a feature piece – and guaranteed talking point – in any chi-chi space.

Our replica’s super smooth frame is crafted from form-pressed plywood and genuine timber veneer, and upholstered in a choice of stain-resistant New Zealand wool or premium Italian fabrics.

This is a Matt Blatt replica of the original design. 

The Original Designer
Hans Wegner

A major influence on the Danish mid-century modernist movement with his penchant for 'organic functionality', Hans Wegner designed more than 500 distinct chairs during his lifetime - more than 100 of which were mass produced - including icons such as the Papa Bear and Circle chairs. Today, Wegner's work remains just as relevant as it was on debut, underlined by the fact so many of his pieces are still being produced and replicated today. With a style typically described as ‘organic functionality’. A prolific talent, Wegner designed more than 500 distinct chairs during his lifetime – including icons such as the Papa Bear and Circle chairs - more than 100 of which were mass produced at some stage.

A master cabinetmaker’s apprentice in his early years, Wegner’s affinity with wood began early – and endured, eventually leading him to the Danish School of Arts and Crafts, Copenhagen’s Architectural Academy and the Danish Design School, before he began his fledgling furniture design career in earnest, under the guidance of modernist icon Arne Jacobsen. In 1959, the Danish Royal Society of Arts appointed him honorary Royal Designer for industry in recognition of his stellar contribution to the modernist movement.

Serious about quality
Not all replicas are created equal

Sure, we're not the only outfit in town producing replicas, but here at MB we’re as committed to the quality of our replica pieces as we are our original designer items…and that's definitely not the norm.

Our Replica Hans Wegner Shell Chair has been rigorously quality tested to ensure maximum strength, durability and longevity and you’ll soon see why a Matt Blatt replica is in a league of its own – just the way we like it.

Premium materials
Top-grade timber & fine fabrics

In Matt’s mind, only the best will do. Lucky you. That’s why our Replica Hans Wegner Shell Chair only uses first and seconds timber – basically the best cuts from the log - sourced from the USA, Canada and Europe to ensure the smoothest finish, with minimal knots and imperfections.

Then, to guarantee it’ll age beautifully and require minimal maintenance (just a quick wipe with a soft cloth from time to time), we coat our timber with Italian-manufactured Sayerlack, the world’s finest timber lacquer which offers the ultimate protection against chipping or fading – and it looks pretty schmick too.

Our Italian fabrics are manufactured by the same company which supplies some of Europe’s premium brands (we’re pretty fussy about our fabrics). Our Castello fabric is crafted from 63% cotton and 37% linen, while Emilio is 100% cotton. Our stain-resistant wools are sourced from New Zealand (of course!).

Replica Hans Wegner Shell Fabric Chair
Replica Hans Wegner Shell Fabric Chair

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