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1960s Mid-Century Modern PP550 ‘ Peacock Chair by Hans Wegner for Johannes Hans

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A Mid-Century Modern PP550 ‘Peacock’ chair designed by Hans Wegner in 1947 for Johannes Hansen. Modeled after a traditional American Windsor chair, Hans Wegner’s Peacock chair strips the form to reveal its construction while retaining aesthetic, decorative impact. The chair reveals a modernist approach to designing around the human body and using natural materials, with one exception. The “rush” seat is actually made of paper cord: when the chair was first designed in 1947, shortages caused by World War II prevented Wegner from using jute. Fellow designer Finn Juhl gave the nickname of ‘Peacock,’ seeing the chair’s flattened spindles and magnificent arc resembling the bird’s plumage. Made from Teak and Ash wood. Dimensions: 41 3/4 in. H × 27 1/2 in. W × 20 1/2 in. D Seat: 22 1/2 in. x 19 3/4 in. x 12 in. at back Floor to top of seat: 14 in. Top of seat to arm rest: 10 1/8 in. Seat to top head rest: 31 3/4 in. Condition: chair is an original condition with minor age-appropriate wear. Arms have been lightly sanded and oiled (teak oil) this is normal maintenance See photos for details. Original seat is in perfect condition
  • Creator:
    Hans J. Wegner (Designer)
  • Design:
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 41.75 in (106.05 cm)Width: 20.5 in (52.07 cm)Depth: 20.5 in (52.07 cm)Seat Height: 14 in (35.56 cm)
  • Style:
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1960's
  • Condition:
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Condition: chair is an original condition with minor age-appropriate wear. Arms have been lightly sanded and oiled (teak oil) this is normal maintenance See photos for details. Original seat is in perfect condition Arms lightly refinished.
  • Seller Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU5961235972032
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