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Hans J Wegner PP52 Chairs

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Incredible set of original Hans J Wegner PP52 chairs. Constructed from European oak with Wenge visible exposed joints and feet. Absolutely superb craftsmanship from PP Mobler, circa 1975. These are highly unusual designs with great attention to detail - as you should expect from Hans Wegner. The Wenge stitching details to the back rests is simply wonderful. Versatile, sturdy and very comfortable. Various uses from dining to desk or simply a beautiful occasional chair. Sometimes referred to as the ‘captains’ or ‘ferry’ chair. All original labels intact. More available if larger set required.

Details

  • Creator
    PP Mobler (Maker),Hans J. Wegner (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.93 in. (76 cm)Width: 22.84 in. (58 cm)Depth: 19.69 in. (50 cm)Seat Height: 18.12 in. (46 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1975
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Great condition- Thoroughly cleaned and polished.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1232223643882

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    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
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About the Designer

Hans J. Wegner

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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