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Hans J. Wegner, Original 1956, Lounge Chair Armchair GE-320 by GETAMA, Denmark

$4,309.74

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Here you have the opportunity to purchase an extremely rare lounge chair by Hans J. Wegner, designed in 1956 for GETAMA in Denmark. The stamped and handcrafted frame is made of teak. GETAMA still produces many of Wegner's designs today, but not this model - its expansive armrests invite you to relax. The whole group was completely reupholstered by the previous owner at GETAMA about 4 years ago with the original Hallingdal 65 (which was designed by Nanna Ditzel!) from Kvadrat and then stored, meaning the upholstery is as good as new! It is either the color 0750 or 0753 - a wonderful azure blue... The seating comfort is legendary, thanks to the armrests you can easily put down your wine glass or a book, the armchairs and the sofa are not very voluminous, so they don't take up much space and fit perfectly into any scenery! Dear interior designers, architects and of course all other interested parties - due to the image compression of 1stdibs the photos of the articles shown here are unfortunately mostly rather spongy and possibly not suitable for customer presentations. To judge colors and nuances correctly, please use a mac retina display to view our photos!

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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 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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