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Hans Wegner Papa Bear Lounge Chair Bamsestol Model AP19, Denmark, 1959

$22,747.22

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Hans Wegner papa bear chair AP-19 by A.P. Stolen, Denmark, 1959 Hans J. Wegner AP-19 papa bear chair produced by A.P. Stolen, Denmark, 1959, otherwise known as a 'Bamsestol', designed in 1951, created by A.P Stolen in the late 1950s distributed by Povl Dinesen Denmark, fabulous early production chair featuring oak legs and teak paws, restored to perfection and reupholstered in Kvadrat Hallingdal #110 wool fabric, this remarkable and probably most iconic chair of all time, the lounge chair 'Papa Bear' is offered in near mint condition. Summary: Original Hans J Wegner AP-19 AP Stolen Danish, 1959 Bamsestol Lounge Chair Kvadrat Hallingdal Papa bear Re upholstered Investment Practical & beautiful Condition report: This chair has been fully restored and is offered in excellent ‘as new’ condition with no faults at all. Dimensions: Width 34½ inch / 88cm Depth 35 inch / 90cm Height 39 inch / 99cm Seat height 16 inch / 41cm Seat depth 20 inch / 51cm.

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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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