Hans J. Wegner ML-33 Rocking Chair for Mikael Laursen For Sale
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Hans J. Wegner ML-33 Rocking Chair for Mikael Laursen

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Rocking chair designed by Danish design pioneer, Hans J. Wegner, for Mikael Laursen in Denmark circa 1940. This Danish Modern iconic design is comprised of solid oak with a stunning floral ornamentation on the edges of the frame. Features an upholstered seat in a lovely, nubby orange fabric. The ML-33 rocking chair is the first model of rocking chairs designed by Wegner. Later versions of the model do not have the carved floral detail.

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  • Condition Details
    Newly Refinished & Reupholstered
  • Dimensions
    H 34 in. x W 23.5 in. x D 30 in.H 86.36 cm x W 59.69 cm x D 76.2 cm
  • Seat Height
    18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU97119599821
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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.

About the Seller

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A specialist in mid-century modern furnishings and decorative arts, this seller focuses on Scandinavian and American pieces by iconic designers like Hans J. Wegner, Greta M. Grossman, Finn Juhl, George Nelson and Florence Knoll. For the past 15 years, the firm’s talented and dedicated artisans ha...

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