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PP68 Armchair

c. 1987

by Hans J. Wegner
for PP Mobler

PP68 Armchair

by Hans J. Wegner
for  PP Mobler

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Hans J. Wegner designed the PP68 Armchair for PP Mobler as his final basic chair, embody­ing his life­time of expe­ri­ence and knowl­edge in furni­ture design. With the PP68, Wegner aimed to create a genuinely comfort­able, prac­ti­cal, durable, and afford­able chair, drawing upon all he had learned from his previous works.

Crafted from solid wood and joined with tenons, the PP68 show­cases Wegn­er’s commit­ment to quality and strength. Each joint with­stands an impres­sive one-ton of pulling power, ensur­ing the chair’s dura­bil­ity and longevity. The design also prior­i­tizes comfort in various seating posi­tions, allow­ing users to enjoy extended periods of sitting without discomfort.

In terms of prac­ti­cal­ity, the PP68 excels. The chair features short armrests, facil­i­tat­ing easy entry and move­ment around the chair. Its compact size fits well under­neath a table, making it ideal for dining or work­space envi­ron­ments. Addi­tion­ally, the chair can be conve­niently hung from the table­top, simpli­fy­ing the cleaning process.

Further­more, its afford­abil­ity ensures that the PP68 can be acces­si­ble to many indi­vid­u­als. As Wegn­er’s final basic chair, the PP68 repre­sents the culmi­na­tion of his exper­tise and vision in furni­ture design. It’s time­less appeal, dura­bil­ity, and prac­ti­cal­ity make it a testa­ment to Wegn­er’s endur­ing legacy and dedi­ca­tion to creat­ing furni­ture that enriches everyday life.


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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