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1956 Daybed Model GE19 by Hans J. Wegner for GETAMA, New Pierre Frey Upholstery

$7,182.42

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Daybed model GE19 from 1956 by Danish designer Hans J. Wegner constructed from solid teak with taper legs and beautiful brass mattress support bars on both sides. The daybed comes with a completely new mattress and neck roll pillow executed in a soft and neutral high end fabric by exclusive French fabric manufacturer Pierre Frey.   The soft artisan type of fabric contrasts beautifully with the dark teak frame and complements the elegant brass parts. All shipping quotes include professional custom crating, packaging and insurance for assured safe arrival at final destination.

Details

  • Creator
    Hans J. Wegner (Designer),GETAMA (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 15.75 in. (40 cm)Width: 74.81 in. (190 cm)Depth: 29.53 in. (75 cm)
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. Woodwork is unrestored, only cleaned and newly oiled. Mattress is completely new. All new upholstery of premium quality designer fabric by French exclusive brand 'Pierre Frey'.
  • Seller Location
    Utrecht, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU932722004392

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Arnhem, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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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.

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