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PP586 The Fruit Bowl by Hans J. Wegner for PP Møbler in Ash

$2,800per item


PP586 'The Fruit Bowl' (side table) is a nicely proportioned lathe turned ash shallow bowl that rests on an architectural three legged stand of chromed steel, designed in 1956. Each Fruit Bowl is made to order and takes between 16-24 weeks to produce. Available in ash or cherry with oil finish. From the Manufacturer: "The Fruit Bowl is a result of a rare occasion; Wegner using the wood turning technique to create a stand-alone object. In this instance he did not allow himself to be concerned about practical issues, but made a truly extravagant design showing with great elegance what such an expressive carving of solid wood can offer. Wegner presented the Fruit Bowl at the annual Cabinetmaker's Guild Autumn Exhibition, where a journalist questioning the reason for this excessive extravagance confronted him. "Well, sometimes you would like to just let it all go!" Wegner replied. Still the Fruit Bowl seems obvious in all its beauty and as usual with Wegner, all shapes, angles and proportions somehow could not have been made differently. The Fruit Bowl is unique in Wegner's work and has no predecessor or alternative versions. It is a one off piece of art that states the high point of the golden era of Danish Modern in the 1950's." - PP Møbler


  • Creator
    PP Mobler (Manufacturer),Hans J. Wegner (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 13 in. (33.02 cm)Diameter: 25.25 in. (64.14 cm)
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Sagaponack, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 1422.0011stDibs: LU89032608532

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    Ships From: Sagaponack, NY
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About Hans J. Wegner (Designer)

Best known for his chairs and seating pieces — though a master of many furniture types like sofas and tables — Hans Wegner was a prolific designer whose elegant, often ebullient, forms and devotion to the finest methods in joinery made "Danish Modern" a popular byword for stylish, well-made furniture in the mid-20th century.

Wegner considered himself a carpenter first and a furniture designer second. Like his peers Arne Jacobsen and Finn Juhl, Wegner believed that striking aesthetics in furniture were based on a foundation of practicality: a chair must be comfortable and sturdy before it is chic.

In keeping with that tenet, several of Wegner’s best chair designs, seen in dealer listings below, have their roots in traditional seating forms. The Peacock chair (designed in 1947) is a throne-like adaptation of the Windsor chair; pieces from the China chair series (begun in 1944) as well as the 1949 Wishbone chair, with its distinctive Y-shaped back splat, are derived from 17th-century Ming seating pieces, as is the upholstered Ox chair (1960). Wegner’s comfy Papa Bear chair (1951) is an almost surreally re-scaled English wingback chair.

Wegner’s most representative piece, the Round chair (1949), gained a footnote in political history when it was used on the TV stage of the first Kennedy-Nixon debate of 1960. That chair, along with Wegner’s more bravura designs, for example the 1963 Shell chair, with its curved surfboard-shaped seat, bring a quietly sculptural presence to a room.  Wegner was a designer who revered his primary material — wood — and it shows. His wood gathers patina and character with age; every Hans Wegner piece testifies to the life it has led.

About the Seller
4.8 / 5
Located in Sagaponack, NY

WYETH celebrates the fine, the unusual and the extraordinary in its well-curated selection of furniture, lighting, art and objects. Its offerings range from museum-quality pieces, by masters like Hans J. Wegner and Edward Wormley, to anonymous industrial objects of great merit, along with the exclusive WYETH line of furnishings, comple...

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