Alfredo Haberli’s curation of the new colours and fabrics for the Gesture Dining Chair evidences his deep love and respect for Hans Olsen’s design and modernism in general. The monochrome interpretation underscores the minimalist aesthetic of the chair, acting as a contemporary reinvention of the design. The upholstery adds depth, especially when viewed up close. The carefully chosen fabrics initially appear to match the colour of the chair, but up close they add a richness of hue and texture.
Olsen’s original design, still produced by Warm Nordic, is a classic piece of 50s modernism imbued with all the elegance and ergonomics that define furniture of that era. The armrests are inviting and practical, allowing you to easily move closer to the table. Whether used as a dining chair or tucked under a living room desk, the Gesture Chair is a simple yet impactful piece of furniture.
Born in Buenos Aires in 1964, Alfredo Haberli is an award-winning designer based in Zurich. His collaboration with Warm Nordic has seen him curate a new colour palate for Hans Olsen’s classic designs. Showcasing his respect for modernist design and love for monochromatic colours, Haberli has carefully selected colours and textiles that perfectly compliment Olsen’s playful designs.
Hans Olsen’s work are perfect examples of 1950s Danish modernism, each piece imbued with an inventive playfulness that defines his experimental approach to furniture design. A student of Kaare Klint, Olsen’s work still espouses the classical virtues that underpin modernist principles.