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Hans Wegner Authorized Reproduction Armchairs "The Chair"

Item Details

Hans Jorgensen Wegner (Danish; 1914 – 2007)
The Chair, 2003
Eight authorized reproduction armchairs
Manufactured by PP Møbler
Marked to the underside

A set of eight armchairs deigned by well-listed furniture designer Hans Wegner, titled The Chair. The chairs are composed of white oak and natural cane seats. Produce by PP Møbler, the chairs feature a Mid Century Modern design of a low curved back rest, flat arm rests, and round, tapered legs. The back and arm rest are connected by finger joints. The seats feature weaved natural cane. Each chair is marked ‘2003 / PP Møbler Danmark Design Hans Wegner / sold by Brayton International USA’ to the underside.

Hans Wegner was a deeply admired and well-known furniture designer. His works are characterized by their mid-century Danish design principles, quality craftsmanship, and thoughtful functionality. A modernist, Wegner’s designs are aptly classified under “Organic Functionality”. As a child, Wegner began an apprenticeship to cabinetmaker H. F. Stahlberg. After military service, Wegner studied formally at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts and at the Architectural Academy (Copenhagen). He worked for a variety of workshops and studios before branching out to his own company mid-career. In 1949, Wegner designed “The Chair”, which became one of his most iconic pieces. Today, the designer’s licensed designs can be purchased from manufacturers. Original designs are housed in the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and more.

Provenance
This item is being offered to benefit the Contemporary Arts Center.

  • Please note, this is an item that may be especially difficult to move and/or transport. Unless shipping arrangements are available and made by the winning bidder, that individual is advised to bring appropriate assistance, vehicle, proper materials, and any necessary tools to pickup.

Condition

- minor scratches to the feet of chairs; some broken rattan cane to seats; black marking to the back rail of one chair.

Dimensions

25.0" W x 30.0" H x 21.0" D

- measures each chair.

Item #

18DCC242-121

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