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Hans J Wegner "GE236/4" Sofa by GETAMA in Original Patched Leather Denmark 1950s

$7,500

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Hans J Wegner "GE236/4" sofa by GETAMA in original patched leather, Denmark, 1950s Hans J Wegner "GE236 / 4" sofa - by GETAMA in original patched leather upholstery - Denmark 1950's This large four-seat sofa by Danish designer Hans J Wegner was designed in 1953 and produced by GETAMA. This long model has a beautifully sculptured frame made out of solid afromosia teak and original patched leather upholstery. The sofa's wood work is in excellent vintage condition with minor signs of usage consistent with age. The leather also has a very lovely patina that is in good condition with some signs of usage consistent with age. Measures: H 28.75 in. W 92.13 in. D 31.5 in. Stamped by maker.

Details

  • Creator
    Hans J. Wegner (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28.75 in. (73.03 cm)Width: 92.13 in. (234.02 cm)Depth: 31.5 in. (80.01 cm)Seat Height: 15.75 in. (40.01 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    PatchworkLeather,Teak
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The sofa's wood work is in excellent vintage condition with minor signs of usage consistent with age. The leather also has a very lovely patina that is in great condition with some signs of usage consistent with age.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5468220999412

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    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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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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