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Hans J. Wegner "President" Rosewood Credenza for Ry Møbler

$13,750

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One of the most sought after credenzas from Denmark is this iconic "President" model designed by architect Hans J. Wegner in collaboration with the famous workshop of Ry Møbler in 1965. This credenza features two expertly crafted tambour-doors that reveal three compartments with adjustable shelves and dovetailed drawers within. It also features beautiful details throughout, like Wegner's signature steel pulls that complement its steel legs for a refine and sophisticated look, showcasing superb craftsmanship and a unique style Wegner was known for. Its functional beauty pertinent to Wegner's philosophy is what makes it a work of art that you can enjoy, making it a marker of Danish Modern design. Our craftsmen team has meticulously refinished this credenza to show its natural Brazilian rosewood grain for a gorgeous and clean aesthetic. All while keeping the original design elements and craftsmanship, which maintains the classic essence of Wegner's design and vision to preserve its Scandinavian Modern charm. Signed inside with its Danish maker's mark.

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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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Located in Los Angeles, CA

A specialist in mid-century modern furnishings and decorative arts, Danish Modern LA focuses on Scandinavian and American pieces by iconic designers like Hans J. Wegner, Greta M. Grossman, Finn Juhl, George Nelson and Florence Knoll. For the past 15 years, the firm’s talented and dedicated artisans have been refreshing and refinishing...

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