PP502 Swivel Chair
for PP Møbler
Hans J. Wegner created the 1955 PP502 Swivel Chair for PP Mobler to surpass the success of his iconic Round Chair. This elegant masterpiece exudes timeless beauty and incorporates ergonomic considerations to enhance the user’s comfort.
With a solid wood top rail carefully separated from the frame and strategically positioned for ergonomic alignment, the PP502 Swivel Chair epitomizes Wegner’s unwavering commitment to aesthetics and functionality. The silver soldered stainless steel frame not only lends an air of sophistication but also boasts an elegant height adjustment feature, allowing for personalized customization. The chair’s clean lines and exceptional craftsmanship are complemented by the pristine leather upholstery, which adds a refined finishing touch.
The result is an extraordinary fusion of form, function, and artistry. The PP502 Swivel Chair is a testament to Wegner’s unrelenting pursuit of excellence and PP Møbler’s commitment to creating furniture of the highest caliber.
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Hans J. Wegner
If Danish modernism is best known and beloved for the use of traditional techniques to emphasize materiality—graceful curves honoring the grain of fine walnut, for example—that’s thanks in large part to Hans J. Wegner. Born in southern Denmark, at 14 Wegner began an apprenticeship with Danish master cabinetmaker H. F. Stahlberg, where he honed a preternatural talent and learned skills he’d bring to bear throughout a career lasting some eighty years and full of design masterpieces.
While studying at the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen, Wegner worked for Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller on a range of furniture for the Aarhus City Hall. Four years after graduation, he had showcased a chair at the Copenhagen Museum of Art and Industry, and opened his own firm. Sculptural, surprisingly comfortable seating became Wegner’s trademark: for Fritz Hansen, the floating Chinese chairs; for Carl Hansen & Sons, he designed the instant classic Wishbone, Shell, and Elbow chairs; for PP Møbler, the cozy Papa Bear, iconic Round, and buoyant Circle chairs; and countless others, most still in production.
Wegner retired in 1993 and died fourteen years later, but his work lives on in its ubiquity across residential, hospitality, and corporate design—not to mention the Museum Sønderjylland’s permanent exhibition of the three dozen chairs he felt were his very best in a water tour in his hometown of Tønder.