PP75 Stayed Table
for PP Møbler
The PP Mobler Stayed Table PP75 resulted from Wegner’s meticulous design process, where his primary goal was to optimize knee and legroom for those gathered around the Table. In pursuit of this objective, Wegner created a stunning dining table with legs joined at the center, employing geometric theory to support the solid wood tabletop with maximum space and minimal strain.
Each leg of the table is supported by steel stays, forming elegant and robust triangular formations that contribute to the overall strength and aesthetics of the construction. This design showcases Wegner’s ingenuity in combining practicality with refined aesthetics and serves as a testament to his ability to create furniture that stands out both functionally and visually.
The durability of the construction allows the pp75 Stayed Table to be extended by separating it in the middle and adding a wooden leaf between the extended parts, providing flexibility for various dining needs.
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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.