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Adam Driver reveals his sophisticated interior style – and his surprising dream job if he weren't an actor

The star owns work inspired by a Scandinavian designer – and we're big fans

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Adam Driver's characters are often distinct, diverse, and sophisticated (think, most recently, of Maurizio Gucci in House of Gucci). But how does his decor style compare? 

The San Diego-born actor, who reportedly lives in Brooklyn Heights, has spent much of his life on America's coasts, but his furniture style draws from international influences. He has revealed his admiration for understated Nordic design, most specifically Danish-modern chairs, a stand-out feature in his home. But his exploration of Scandinavian decor is not new. 

Speaking with the New Yorker (opens in new tab), the actor talked about his taste for Danish-modern chairs, adding that he and his wife, actress Joanne Tucker, have a knockoff Hans Wegner. 'He joked that if he weren't an actor, he might have been a furniture maker.'

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Often referred to as the 'master of the chair,' Danish designer Hans Wegner created nearly 500 pieces in his lifetime, including the Easy Chair, pictured above. Many of his works are considered masterpieces, but his Wishbone Chair, designed in 1949, is perhaps his best-known and has been in constant production since its inception. 

While Adam did not expand on his chosen design, we would not be surprised if he had opted for the iconic Wishbone. With its versatility, organic shape, and timelessness, the piece will look just as fitting in Brooklyn as it did in Denmark, where it was first commissioned.

It's certainly easy to see the enduring attraction behind a Scandinavian living room, especially when it includes a statement chair such as Adam Driver's. However, Bo Hellberg, CMO at String Furniture (opens in new tab), suggests there is even more to Nordic style than its undeniable good looks.

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'When it comes to Scandinavian design, there's often a big misconception – Scandinavian design is more than just neat and necessary,' he begins. 'Equally essential as pure function is beauty that draws inspiration from Nordic nature. A feeling of quiet elegance, no matter the object, material, or pattern.'

So, while you may be considering Adam's accent chair idea for its looks, you can rest easy knowing that the right piece will bring a soothing Scandinavian ambiance to your space. It's time to follow his lead and make the investment. 

Megan Slack
News Editor

Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.