A light design and construction make the Preludia Chairs easy to move around in flexible, open environments where they are required to fulfill a variety of functions.
The curved form of the unique 3D veneer shell offers exceptional comfort and responsiveness. The shell is available in bare veneer, partially upholstered, or fully upholstered with the finest textiles or leathers in an array of colors. The chairs are crafted with all-wood, four-leg, sled or barstool bases. All variants but the all-wood are stackable, further enhancing the series’ flexible nature.
The Preludia Series comprises a wide, unified range of chairs and tables with an organic expression. Emphasizing human-centric design and exceptional comfort, the series responds to varied user needs in such diverse environments as canteens and restaurants, meeting and conference areas, offices, airports, and living spaces.
- Frame: solid wood
- Shell: 3D Veneer
- Height: 80.4 cm / 31.7 inch
- Seat Height: 45 cm / 17.7 inch
- Width: 47.5 cm / 18.7 inch
- Depth: 54 cm / 21.3 inch
Passionate craftsmanship means many things to different people. To Carl Hansen it means everything. It has been so ever since 1908 when Carl Hansen founded his company on a strong belief: outstanding craftsmanship and rational serial production could go hand-in-hand to provide customers with high-quality furniture at a reasonable price. Today they continue to build on this simple but strong idea, combining traditional woodworking techniques with the latest technology to produce furniture of lasting value.
Carl Hansen & Son BA001 Preludia Dining Chair (Wood Base) Designed by:
- Brad Ascalon , 2017
Born in 1977 into a family of creators, Brad Ascalon became immersed in the world of art and design at a young age. His grandfather, a noted sculptor and industrial designer, and his father, an artist renowned for large-scale installations found in private and public spaces throughout North America, instilled in Ascalon a passion for design and a focus on craftsmanship, materials, and longevity.
Ascalon earned a master’s degree in Industrial Design from the Pratt Institute in New York in 2005. The same year, he was recognized by Wallpaper* magazine as one of the “Ten Most Wanted” emerging designers in the world. He opened his eponymous design studio in New York City in 2006, specializing in furniture for the contract, hospitality, and residential markets.
Describing his design approach as reductive, Ascalon strives for uncomplicated, rational solutions that balance form, function and concept. His method is at once strategic and lyrical: music, Ascalon’s first passion, is a constant source of inspiration – particularly his preferred minimalist genre. Its pared-down composition helps guide Ascalon toward simple, authentic solutions that fit naturally with their environment, creating the desired ambience and impact for both his clients and their customers.
The designer’s pragmatism, creativity and empathy have been instrumental in positioning him as one of the leading American design voices of his generation. He has exhibited his work around the world, from the global design hubs of Milan, Paris, London, Cologne, Stockholm and New York, to Chicago, Los Angeles, Guangzhou and Moscow, where in 2013 he was invited to singlehandedly represent American design with an installation at Moscow Design Week.