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Model J16 Rocking Chair by Hans J. Wegner for FDB Møbler, Vintage 1960s

$1,605.97

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Danish mid-century rocking armchair. Iconic Design by Danish design heavyweight Hans J. Wegner. Timeless curving lines inspired by traditional Shaker and Windsor chairs A simple and stylish chair that would fit effortlessly into any interior. Black lacquered beech frame with a woven paper cord seat. Fully stamped under one arm and original paper label under the other. In good vintage condition, the lacquered finish has at some point been refinished, the original paper cord seat is free from any real damage. Measuring 106cm high x 64cm wide x 87cm deep. The seat height is 44cm.

Details

  • Creator
    FDB Møbler (Manufacturer),Hans J. Wegner (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 41.74 in. (106 cm)Width: 25.2 in. (64 cm)Depth: 34.26 in. (87 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960-1969
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. In good vintage condition, the lacquered finish has at some point been refinished, the original paper cord seat is free from any real damage.
  • Seller Location
    Bristol, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: SKU000005091stDibs: LU6260229838132

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    Ships From: Bristol, United Kingdom
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About the Designer

Hans J. Wegner

Best known for his chairs and seating pieces — though a master of many furniture types like sofas and tablesHans 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 in 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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