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Rare and Stunning Hans Wegner Model ML33 Rocking Chair Mikael Laursen Denmark

$4,158.03 Asking Price

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Description: Oak rocking chair, model no. ML33. Designer: Hans J Wegner Manufacturer: Mikael Laursen, Denmark Date: 1942. Dimensions: Width 62 cm; depth 75 cm; height 81 cm. Condition: Excellent, vintage condition. The solid oak frame is a lovely rich color. Reupholstered in Sorensen 'Charisma' cognac leather. There is an old small crack in one of the runners - this is structurally very strong and is only mentioned for absolute accuracy. A stunning example of this wonderful sculptural design. One of my favourite pieces at the moment.

Details

  • Creator
    Hans J. Wegner (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.89 in. (81 cm)Width: 24.41 in. (62 cm)Depth: 29.53 in. (75 cm)
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1942
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Edinburgh, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Hans Wegner ML33 rocker1stDibs: LU263439809821

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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