Copenhagen-based furniture and product designer Isabel Ahm updates the vaunted early ‘50s Danish vernacular with her sleek stackable wood chair. In natural or stained lacquered ash, Ahm features a woven cane seat and a subtle mix of straight and curved contours. From Denmark boutique brand Please Wait to be Seated, the elegantly considered armchair makes for a versatile addition to home, office or public space.
- 27.6" h x 20.9" w x 21.5" d (70x53x54.5cm)
- Seat height: 18.3" (46.5cm)
Natural matt lacquered ash or stained veneer
Please Wait to be Seated
Please Wait to be Seated creative director Thomas Ibsen went from taking pictures of rooms to producing the Danish brand’s often bold and imaginative furniture to filling them. Thomas shifted from a career in fashion to interiors for London’s Wallpaper magazine, as well as design houses Gubi, Hay and Muuto. In 2014, he started PWTBS, launching the brand's collection from a consortium of designers the next year. Longtime design industry executive and board member Peter Mahler Sørensen joined the company as CEO and co-owner in 2016, and Thomas continues his focus on product development.
With an eye to creating a new generation of modernist classics that defy easy characterization, the brand’s very name reflects a blend of politesse and practicalness along with startling originality and a sense of humor. Often exhibiting a graphic silhouette grounded in Thomas’ photographic experience, the collection ranges from the spare luxury of Portuguese designer Rui Pereira and Japan's designer Ryosuke Fukusada’s Anza seating, to the showstopper Keystone lounger from Dutch designers Os & Oos and the Zen-infllected metal tray table from young Danish designer Laura Bilde. At the heart of each new fantastical product lies the question of sustainability and durability that also guides Thomas: Will this design, in its entirety, become a long-lasting object we someday can pass on to our children? We say, yes.