PP225 Flag Halyard Chair
for PP Møbler
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.
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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.