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PP56 Chinese chair

By PP Møbler


  • Description

    Wegner presented his first version of The Chinese Chair at the Cabinetmakers' Guild's Autumn Exhibition in 1943. He had been inspired by an old Chinese chair that he had carefully studied at the Danish Museum of Industrial Arts.

    The Chinese Chair became a cornerstone for Wegner in his early line of designs inspired by foreign cultures. Completing at least seven individual prototypes of Chinese inspired chairs, Wegner worked intensely on modernising the traditional concept, and eventually The Chinese Chair evolved into the Round One, also called The Chair.

    The PP56 version with the upholstered seat for a softer sitting experience was added in 1989. It has a high and comfortable back and full length low armrests that fits well under-neath the table top.The center board is molded with a bend high enough to offer proper support for the lower back. PP56 has an upholsered seat for a softer seat-ing experience which makes it very suitable for meeting rooms.

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions: W:58 x D:57 x H:79 (Seat height: 43 cm)

    Seat upholstery - Standard leather:
    Natural vegetable leather or Black, Indian red, Walnut or Mocca elegance leather

  • Designer
    Hans J. Wegner

    Hans J Wegner (1914-2007) trained as a cabinet-maker before attending the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts, where he later lectured from 1946 to 1953. From 1938 to 1942, he worked as a furniture designer in Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller«s architectural practice. In 1943, he set up his own office in Gentofte and collaborated with Børge Mogensen in the design of an apartment shown at the 1946 Cabinetmakers Exhibition in Copenhagen. Throughout his long career, he has designed furniture extensively for Johannes Hansen and Fritz Hansen. The Royal Society of Arts, London, made him an Honorary Royal Designers for Industry in 1959.

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    • Black painted ash
    • Clear oiled ash
    • Clear oiled oak
    • Soaptreated ash
    • Soaptreated oak

    • Elegance black leather
    • Elegance indian red leather
    • Elegance leather walnut
    • Elegance mocca leather
    • Nature leather

  • Delivery

    13-17 weeks
    Made to order item

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