Stellar Works’ Wohlert collection comprises some of his most celebrated designs of the1950s, revitalised for the modern day.
Vilhelm Wohlert’s pared-down mid-century pieces have become iconic works in the design evolution of furniture for public spaces. Stellar Works’ Wohlert collection comprises some of his most celebrated designs of the1950s, revitalised for the modern day. Each piece showcases the Danish designer’s less-is-more ethos and talent for turning the structural into the sculptural.
The collection includes the timeless Piano and Louisiana Chairs – designed to complement Wohlert’s architectural work on the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark: simple, stackable, balanced and beautifully unadorned. His Triangle Chair, also found in the museum, was specifically created to provide visitors with a comfortable place to pause, sit back and soak up the scenery – just as it does today.
A prolific architect and designer, Vilhelm Wohlert (1920–2007) trained, and later taught, at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Alongside his work designing and restoring churches and royal castles, he is especially celebrated for the design of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humbaek, Denmark, to which he and his partner Jørgen Bo devoted more than 30 years.
Wohlert’s furniture and lighting have become design icons, thanks to the way they often employ structural elements to create sculptural effects. He was inducted into the Order of the Dannebrog in recognition of his contribution to the Danish design tradition.