Vilhelm Wohlert's novel but highly practical chair was originally designed to complement his architectural work for the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. Piano Chair, with its fine geometric scheme—along with his other pared-down midcentury pieces—has been smartly revived by Stellar Works. Given its iconic place in the design evolution of furniture for public spaces and eloquently simple and stackable design, the chair remains undeniably relevant.
29.75" h x 19" w x 17.75" d (75.5x48x45cm)
Seat height: 17.75" (45cm)
Solid ash or walnut, veneer laminate
Craftsmanship is at the heart of Stellar Works since a couple of design enthusiasts from France and Japan launched the line in 2013. Operations benefit from Japanese management, while the craftsmanship draws on premium European furniture practices and technical proficiency that comes with the brand’s own state-of-the-art factory in Shanghai, China.
Because Stellar Works controls end to end, it takes great pride in abiding to Japan’s Four-Star standards—the most stringent in the industry worldwide—offering transparency regarding the sourcing of every material, be it leather, metal or fabric, along with ensuring that all woods come from FSC-certified forests.
The line’s urbane sense of materials, colorways and forms is a reflection of a global roster that includes New York designer-architect David Rockwell, Toronto’s Yabu Pushelberg, Copenhagen’s Space Copenhagen and Monaco-based Humbert & Poyet—along with an exacting Asian lens by appointing Chinese duo Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu—widely known as Neri&Hu—as creative directors for the brand.