Room by Room – the Wegner Sawbuck Chair

By Modern Simplicity • Updated on 07/07/2021

This week, Room by Room with FormFire Glassworks takes a look at the return of a classic, the Wegner Sawbuck chair.

Although Hans Wegner’s Wishbone chair has become a clear iconic piece, some of his other work has been a bit less known. His Sawbuck chair, designed in 1951, was re-released through Room & Board following Wegner’s passing in 2007. Its warm combination of walnut and oak combined with the handcrafted look of interlocking joinery make this piece a classic in its own right. Strong clean lines in a comfortable relaxed lounge-style add personality and texture to your modern living space.

The joinery of the Sawbuck Chair’s connections is echoed by the clearly handcrafted nature of today’s accessory picks. Bent walnut veneer is held in a curve by a smoky acrylic base to provide a place to store a few bottles of wine. Handprinted fabric in a offbeat geometric patterned pillow adds a touch of color to the scene. A reclaimed piece of wood is modified to become a centerpiece iPod stand, while a set of ceramic nesting bowls in a sage tone can be placed all in one place or used singly to hold precious items. A gullwing bench with a walnut frame is laced in danish cord to add another layer of handcrafted texture.

Next week I will choose a new iconic piece and give you my picks for accessorizing your modern home.

2 comments | Click here to reply

A really lovely, sophisticated collection. Thank you for including my bowls, they look even better next to the other works.

whitney smith

I love the collection! Thank you so much for including my pillow!! I’m very lucky to have found your stylish blog today!! 🙂

Hitomi @ kalla
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