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PP225 Flag Halyard Chair

c. 1950

by Hans J. Wegner
for PP Mobler

PP225 Flag Halyard Chair

by Hans J. Wegner
for  PP Mobler

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Hans J. Wegner drew inspi­ra­tion for the Flag Halyard Chair, crafted for PP Mobler, from a day at the beach in 1950. As he observed his chil­dren playing in the ocean, Wegner expe­ri­enced the comfort­ing support of the sand against his back, ignit­ing his imag­i­na­tion to create a lounge chair that could offer a similar sensa­tion. With a nod to Modernist prin­ci­ples, Wegner inge­niously selected stain­less steel for the frame, effort­lessly suspend­ing 240 meters of the specially devel­oped flag line, option­ally accom­pa­nied by luxu­ri­ous Icelandic sheepskin.

The Flag Halyard Chair epit­o­mizes Wegn­er’s signa­ture restraint in design, merging seam­lessly with his profound appre­ci­a­tion for mate­ri­als. The metic­u­lously chosen stain­less steel frame exudes a contem­po­rary allure, provid­ing an elegant foun­da­tion for suspend­ing the care­fully crafted flag line. This inno­v­a­tive combi­na­tion results in a chair that embraces comfort and show­cases Wegn­er’s vision­ary approach to furniture design.

Immerse your­self in the excep­tional marriage of Wegn­er’s creative vision and PP Møbler’s unpar­al­leled crafts­man­ship with The Flag Halyard Chair.

Hans J. Wegner

Denmark (1914–2007)

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.

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