Hans Wegner High Back Lounge Chair by GETAMA

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Rare and minimalistic high back lounge-chair designed by Hans Wegner and produced with outstanding craftsmanship by GETAMA in the 1970s.
Made in natural oak and very fine grey upholstered.
Details
Creator
GETAMA (Manufacturer), 
Hans Wegner (Designer)
Of the Period
Scandinavian Modern
Place of Origin
Denmark
Date of Manufacture
circa 1970
Period
Mid-20th Century
Materials and Techniques
Oak
Condition
Excellent
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
40.55 in. H x 28.35 in. W x 30.71 in. D
103 cm H x 72 cm W x 78 cm D
Dealer Location
Madrid, Spain
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU170926352923

About Hans 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 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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