Long Sofa by Hans Wegner

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This substantial Hans Wegner sofa brings together all of the virtues of Danish design in its reconciliation of sleekness with restraint, and of jet-set modernity with the tradition of workmanship. This is the rare 99-inch-long variant of Wegner's 1956 sofa design for Anker Petersen Stolen: a sophisticated and superbly built piece of furniture that could accommodate a fair-sized party all by itself (well, the sofa plus a case of Veuve Clicquot). A.P. Stolen were also the makers of Wegner's long-cherished Papa Bear chair, and the high quality of A.P.'s manufacture can be seen by turning this handmade sofa upside down and inspecting its internal structure. Its wooden frame, system of steel springing, and six legs of tapered solid oak are ultra-durable and explain why the sofa is so heavy. Wegner tended not to conceal the frames of his upholstered furniture, but when he did -- as with this sofa -- the result was striking.
    

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    1956
  • Period
    1950-1959
  • Materials and Techniques
    Wool
    Oak
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    29.5 in. H x 99.25 in. W x 32.3 in. D
    75 cm H x 252 cm W x 82 cm D
  • Dealer Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU80917681403
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