1. The Chair - Replica
  2. The Chair - Replica
  3. The Chair - Replica
  4. The Chair - Replica
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The Chair - Replica

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Description

  • Piece of design history from 1952
  • Elegant and comfortable
  • Handcrafted
  • Ash wood and high-quality leather

The Chair - Replica

Hans J. Wegner’s The Chair is one of the most famous pieces created by the Danish designer. The beautiful, clean outline of the profile makes for the elegant flair of the design. As an experienced cabinetmaker, Wegner’s profound understanding of wood and its design characteristics resulted in the simple, durable structure of the design. Hans Wegner always strived to purify design and make seating comfortable in many different ways. This functional piece is a practical and aesthetic design addition to any modern environment.

We produce the classic Hans J. Wegner design in ash wood. The seat cushion is upholstered in high-quality black leather.

Additional Information

SKU 1243-LEAC01WOO40
Height 78 cm
Width 64,5 cm
Depth 52,5 cm
Height of Seat 45 cm

About the Designer

Hans J. Wegner

Hans J. Wegner

Essential to assisting the international popularity of mid-century Danish design, Hans Jørgensen Wegner was born in southern Denmark in 1914. Skilled as an apprentice cabinet maker, Wegner attended the modernist-influenced Danish School of Arts and Crafts and Architectural Academy in Copenhagen.

Hans Jørgensen Wegner’s style and vision is often described as Organic Functionality, a modernist approach with emphasis on functionality. The Dane’s legacy is celebrated for his landmark approach to designing chairs, experimenting with minimalist shapes and overlapping frames. In his own words, Wegner enjoyed ‘stripping the old chairs of their outer style and letting them appear in their pure construction.’

Wegner received several major design prizes for his work, from the Lunning Prize in 1951 and the coveted Grand Prix of the Milan Triennale in the same year, to the Prince Eugen Medal in Sweden and the Danish Eckersberg medal. In 1959, he was impressively made honorary Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts in London, whilst his work exhibits within MoMA in New York and the Die Neue Sammlung in Munich.