Hans Wegner Pair of Lounge Chairs for GETAMA, Denmark, 1950s For Sale
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Hans Wegner Pair of Lounge Chairs for GETAMA, Denmark, 1950s

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A pair of rare Hans Wegner lounge chairs for GETAMA. The chairs are made of a wooden frame, with a reclining seat and backrest, supported by metal rails. The chairs were professionally reupholstered in our atelier with a beautiful brown leather. * This set is curated for you by Bloomberry, Amsterdam *

Details

  • Dimensions
    H 25.99 in. x W 27.17 in. x D 25.99 in.H 66 cm x W 69 cm x D 66 cm
  • Seat Height
    13.78 in. (35 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Maastricht, NL
  • Seller Reference Number
    Cl.lk.wegner.m.1504ab
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU93045074633
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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 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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