Need to add a little Mad-Men-style flair to your office or living room? The Shell Chair ($2,500 – $3,400) has just the right amount of 1960s mid-century modern style, but would still look smashing in any contemporary, clean-lined office or living space. Designed by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son in 1963, this Danish-designed chair sits on only three legs and was crafted to be beautiful from every viewing angle. Sometimes called “the smiling chair,” the Shell Chair is made from bent plywood in a walnut or birch veneer and is available in several different colors of leather cushioning. The chair’s curve and reclined back make it a comfortable option for any seating area, and the three legs offer surprising stability thanks to expert design. Made in Denmark.
Kelly Montgomery is a magazine journalism graduate from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communications. Before joining the team at Digital Trends, she wrote for publications including Oregon Bride Magazine, BestNewBands.com, and The Register-Guard. She was also a staff member of the University of Oregon's award-winning student publication, Flux. An admitted shopaholic who loves reading personal style blogs, Kelly is also a lover of lomography, traveling to strange places, late-night baking, music festivals, and graphic design. She makes a pretty mean mix CD, too.