PP70 Round Table
for PP Møbler
Hans Wegner conceived the pp70 Round Table for PP Møbler, driven by his belief that many of his chairs deserved a companion table of exceptional quality. The Round Table was born out of the desire to create a simple yet genuine round dining table, aligning with PP Møbler’s unwavering commitment to the art of woodworking.
The Round Table is not merely a piece of furniture; it’s a cornerstone that complements any chair from PP Møbler’s esteemed collection. It seamlessly aligns with Wegner’s vision of providing a high-quality, versatile dining table that pairs effortlessly with various chairs, creating harmonious ensembles.
Among the most fitting matches for the Round Table are the Captain’s Chair, Chinese Chair, Final Chair, or First Chair. Each pairing showcases the Round Table’s adaptability and accentuates the cohesive beauty that arises when Wegner’s designs come together.
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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.