PP501 The Chair
for PP Møbler
The PP501 The Chair by Hans J. Wegner for PP Mobler is an everlasting masterpiece embodying simplicity and elegance. Meticulously crafted, this iconic chair captivates with its organic curves and meticulous attention to detail, transforming it into an actual work of art.
Carved from a single piece of solid wood, the chair’s frame showcases the material’s natural beauty and intricate grain patterns, adding a sense of authenticity and sophistication to any space. The seat and backrest, adorned with flexible caning, provide a delightful touch of texture and warmth, creating an environment of comfort and inviting relaxation.
PP Møbler’s unparalleled craftsmanship breathes life into every aspect of this chair. From the precision of the joinery to the flawless finish, every detail is executed to perfection, showcasing the Danish design company’s commitment to excellence. The result is an exquisite piece that transcends time, destined to be cherished as a precious heirloom for generations to come.
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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.
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