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Set of Four Hans Wegner PP203 Dining Chairs for PP Møbler, Denmark, 1970s

$8,300.02per set

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Amazing set of four armchairs designed by Hans Wegner and manufactured by PP Møbler, Denmark. These chairs are made of solid oak with wenge inlay. The seat is made of papercord. The design is timeless and very on-trend, for example in combination with a marble table. The chairs are in great condition with only minimal wear due to their age.

Details

  • Creator
    PP Mobler (Manufacturer),Hans J. Wegner (Designer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 27.56 in. (70 cm)Width: 22.84 in. (58 cm)Depth: 18.9 in. (48 cm)Seat Height: 17.33 in. (44 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 4
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1970-1979
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Hellouw, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5583223968682

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    Ships From: Culemborg , Netherlands
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About the Design

Round Chair

Designed by Hans J. Wegner
In September of 1960, when Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy sat down for the first nationally televised presidential debate, the two candidates rested on one of the most celebrated designs of the 20th century. Often called simply “The Chair,” the Round chair is one of hundreds designed by Hans J. Wegner (1914–2007). As he once said, “The good chair is a task one is never completely done with.” Nicknamed the “Master of the Chair,” influential Danish designer Wegner inventively used natural materials in his work and, in particular, experimented with different types of wood instead of the industrial materials favored by 20th-century European modernism. In his highly functional pieces with their timeless silhouettes, Wegner celebrated the textures of oak, walnut, birch and others while concealing joints inside the various pieces for a seamless frame. Sometimes described as “Organic Functionality,” his approach exemplified the aesthetics of Scandinavian modern design in its reduction of an object to its essential elements while using that sparsity to elevate its materials. The son of a cobbler, Wegner later apprenticed to a master cabinetmaker and studied at the Technical University of Denmark and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (then the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts). He opened his furniture design firm in 1943 and throughout his career centered his practice on craftsmanship and constantly reimagined the shape of the utilitarian chair. He debuted the Round chair in 1949, first showing it at the Annual Exhibition of the Cabinetmakers’ Guild in Copenhagen. Wegner called it simply “the round one.” A semicircle of wood is balanced on its tapered legs, with either a handwoven cane or leather seat stretched between them. Its open back offers comfort for movement, an alternative to traditional straight-back chairs; its finely turned arms provide support without intruding on the sitter’s space. Incorporating 11 pieces of wood and zigzag joints to offer the appearance of a continuous semicircle of wood from the arms to the back, the Round chair’s form is minimal but showcases expert carpentry. In 1950, Interiors magazine declared it “the most beautiful chair in the world.” Wegner took incredible care with his designs, believing that a good piece of furniture should last a lifetime. Originally manufactured by Danish furniture maker Johannes Hansen, the Round chair is now produced by Danish joinery workshop PP Møbler, which has sought to guard Wegner’s design through meticulous craftsmanship so it can continue to be enjoyed for generations.
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