for PP Møbler
The pp120 Stool, created by Hans Wegner for PP Mobler, was initially designed as an accessory to the Papa Bear Chair and effortlessly complements a wide range of easy chairs in PP Møbler’s product line, showcasing Wegner’s intuitive sense of design versatility.
Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the Stool is a robust construction featuring legs that penetrate and interlock with the solid beech wood frame using traditional joinery techniques. The upholstery, made of horsehair and cotton, adds a touch of luxury to this functional piece, transforming it into a genuine work of exquisite craft.
Featuring two handles on either side of the centerpiece, resembling a seat, the pp120 Stool allows for easy relocation and movement without obstruction. This thoughtful design element enhances its practicality and contributes to its universal appeal.
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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.