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Scandinavian Modern Danish the 'Architect's Desk by Hans J. Wegner for PP Mobler

$23,000per item


Appropriately Wegner’s architecturally inspired desk, the companion piece to his earlier round chair is known as the Architect’s desk, model PP571, specifically No.195, which denotes its width. It is provided with a new oil finish. Thick solid oak legs, lower stretchers and tenoned upper stretchers are structurally united by satin stainless steel rods serving as cross braces to its solid oak top with softened edges and tenoned through the side stretchers. A pair of solid oak drawers beneath an expansive top has satin stainless pulls and mounting hardware provide ample storage while maintaining its light optics.


  • Creator
    Hans J. Wegner (Designer),P.P. Møbler 1 (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.25 in. (74.3 cm)Width: 76.75 in. (194.95 cm)Depth: 37.25 in. (94.62 cm)
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Sagaponack, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 10143.0011stDibs: LU890317659162

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    Ships From: Sagaponack, NY
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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.

About the Seller
4.8 / 5
Located in Sagaponack, NY

WYETH celebrates the fine, the unusual and the extraordinary in its well-curated selection of furniture, lighting, art and objects. Its offerings range from museum-quality pieces, by masters like Hans J. Wegner and Edward Wormley, to anonymous industrial objects of great merit, along with the exclusive WYETH line of furnishings, comple...

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