Danish designer Hans Hornemann drew his inspiration for the Ace series from life in Copenhagen. The series is aimed at city dwellers who value quality and aesthetics, but who must also adapt to the city's limited living space. With a recurring design trait of friendly, organic lines, Ace offers maximum comfort in condensed form.
When designing Ace, Hans Hornemann worked on the basic components of a chair - back, seat and legs - and created a functional and aesthetic design with a smaller stature than traditional lounge furniture.
The design strikes a fine balance between the refined and the casual. Rounded contours emphasize the inviting volume of the full upholstery and are elegantly framed by piping around the seat and back. A backward-sloping backrest and sloping legs lend a timeless, nonchalant look and attitude.
Ace Lounge chair – Ultra Brandy leather + oak
Ace Footstool – Ultra Brandy leather + oak
Ace Sofa – Ultra Brandy leather + oak
Ace Lounge chair – Ultra Black leather + black oak
Ace Footstool – Ultra Black leather + black oak
Ace Sofa – Ultra Black leather + black oak
Ace Lounge chair – Main line Flax 20 + oak
Ace Lounge chair – Synergy 40 + brass
Ace Lounge chair – City velvet 27 + black steel
Ace Footstool – Synergy 18 + brass
Ace Footstool – Synergy 18 + black steel
Ace Sofa – wood legs
Ace Sofa– metal legs
Young Danish designer Hans Hornemann graduated in Industrial Design Engineering from Aalborg University 2014. Hans Hornemann emphasizes the combination of aesthetic simplicity and high functionality in expressive, lightweight design. He is fascinated by industrial and technical design solutions in terms of material and mode of expression. Natural materials often inspire him, and he strives to strip down design and show the honesty of materials.
"In my opinion, design should be a balance between aesthetic minimalism and functionality with a user-friendly experience. As a designer, I want to be true to the material used to enhance and emphasize its natural qualities and characteristics. Minimalist lines that add a new twist to classic design. When creating a product, I think it's important to start from scratch and make a new contribution to the idiom, expression or functionality of products. "