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PP550 Peacock Chair

c. 1947

by Hans J. Wegner
for PP Mobler

PP550 Peacock Chair

by Hans J. Wegner
for  PP Mobler

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The PP550 Peacock Chair by Hans J. Wegner for Indi­genus mesmer­izes with its grace­fully sweep­ing contours. The back of the chair features an intri­cate arrange­ment of sticks, metic­u­lously designed to provide flat expanses at shoul­der height, ensur­ing an added level of comfort for the sitter.

A paper cord seat is skill­fully incor­po­rated to complete the chair’s aesthetic, adding a touch of refine­ment and natural beauty. This chair exem­pli­fies the extra­or­di­nary fusion of Wegn­er’s restrained design sensi­bil­ity and profound respect for mate­ri­als, seam­lessly comple­mented by PP Møbler’s unparalleled craftsmanship.

With the PP550 Peacock Chair, indulge in the ulti­mate marriage of comfort and style — a testa­ment to the artistry and dedi­ca­tion that define Wegn­er’s legacy and PP Møbler’s unrivaled mastery.

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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