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Hans Wegner for PP Mobler PP130 Circle Chair

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Stunning Scandinavian mid-century modern easy chair designed by the Danish legend Hans Wegner in 1949, and put in production in 1986 by PP Mobler. The made to order hoop lounge chair features a net of pleated flag line with steel clips, an ash wood frame and removable seat and headrest cushions upholstered in the original fabric. Although the lounge chair is light, it also has casters on the back legs to facilitate moving it around. Bears original label. Casters are marked "Scancastor Pat. App. Made in Denmark." To Wegner, the circle was the most simple and elegant of all shapes, and he didn't complete the design of the Circle Chair until he was 72 years old. In fact, the design of this chair has an incredible story behind it, as described in the manufacturer's words: "One of the experiments that proved to be an international success. It was necessary for master of crafts Soren Holst Pedersen and master journeyman Henry Fisker to develop a special machine for manufacturing it in wood - which Wegner himself actually did not think was even possible. The Circle Chair was Wegner and PP Mobler's contribution to the SE Exhibition in 1986. And, as usual, the prototype was not completed before the very last moment - the morning of the show to be exact. Consequently, the chair was rushed of to the show by master of crafts Ejnar Pedersen in his car - which happened to break down on the way. But in a stunning display of resourcefulness, Ejnar managed to persuade a bypassing truck driver to take the chair to the show. Fortunately, the unknown man kept his promise and, thus, all ended well. But he could of course simply have chosen to leave with the chair."    

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  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 37 in. x W 44 in. x D 36.6 in.

    H 93.98 cm x W 111.76 cm x D 92.97 cm

  • Seller location
    Miami, FL
  • Reference number
    LU195835893173

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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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