Karakter design journal

Andy shares his favourite piece of mid-century design

Andy Jones, our Director, shares his favourite piece of mid century design.

I first got interested in mid-century furniture whilst living in London . One of our first pieces was a wedding present from my parents. This Hans Wegner teak GE290 chair and footstool by Getama has travelled with us through many rentals, to now sit in our first New Zealand home that we have owned. I love its simplicity and solid build quality. The sprung cushions and wide “plank” arms make it amazingly comfortable.  We re-upholstered it in Kvadrat fabric in 2006. Our delightful cat Pixie also likes the comfort and is giving the cushions a rough time. We're now looking at fabric options to inject some colour into the new house. If there was only one piece to take to a desert island – this would be it for me.