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Before discovering the exciting PP Mobler relaunch of the Pot chair by Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel next month at Stockholm furniture fair, here is a look back to the pp112 designed in 1978 by Hans Wegner for PP. p112 is a hybrid design comprising features from Wegner’s series of Chinese chairs and his many attempts at creating a modern version of the British Windsor Chair. Consequently this easy chair is light and elegant, and it is a brilliant example of Wegner’s insistence on traditional simplicity in both construction and design. Lire la suite…

 

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More than 50 years before the Konstantin Grcic’s Chair One and his facets design, the Flag Halyard Chair by Hans J. Wegner designed in 1950 is truly one of a kind. Made of solid stainless steel, 240 meters specially developed flag line and a long-haired sheep skin it is the ultimate relaxing luxury manufactured by PP Mobler ! ”We must be careful that everything doesn’t get so dreadfully serious. We must play – but we must play in a serious way !” – Hans J. Wegner. Lire la suite…

 

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Great luxury sometimes comes in small packages. This is one of Wegner’s smallest chairs produced by PP Mobler, but it is an amazing work of art. Designed in 1952 the Cow Horn Chair is the immediate follow up on the breakthrough of Wegner’s career, pp501/pp503 The Chair, and the continuity in shape and philosophy is obvious. But serving a different purpose, Wegner created a chair that was to play an important role in the development of his future work. Lire la suite…

 

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For the celebration of Hans J. Wegner‘s 100th Anniversary, PP Møbler just relaunched 4 exclusive chairs in Milan at the MC Selvini showroom from 8th to 13th april. The Original Round Chair will come in a limited edition of 100 in ash and 100 in oak (Wegner’s favorite wood). The Tub Chair was definitely a unique fusion where Wegner emerged the new moulding plywood technique with upholstery and traditional wood work in solid wood. The Hammock Chair is a remarkable sculpture made to offer a tangible relaxing experience creating the resemblance of a hammock in a reclining chair. The Upholstered Peacock Chair is, as the name implies, an upholstered interpretation of the pp550 Peacock Chair from 1947, one of Wegner’s all time classics and one of his personally most beloved designs. Lire la suite…

 

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For the celebration of Hans Wegner‘s 100th Anniversary, PP Mobler will launch 3 exclusive chairs in Milan at the MC Selvini showroom. The Tub Chair is the very first one PP Mobler will present as a preview of the Milan show from 8th to 13th april. The Tub chair was definitely a unique fusion where Wegner emerged the new moulding plywood technique with upholstery and traditional wood work in solid wood even adding an angle adjustment mechanism for the back. There is no doubt that the complexity of this design is a brilliant example of the bold and pioneering experiments that Wegner conducted throughout his life, this from 1954 being one of the earliest and the Circle Chair from 1986 being the latest of that kind. Lire la suite…

 

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More than 50 years before the Konstantin Grcic’s Chair One and his facets design, the Flag Halyard Chair by Hans J. Wegner designed in 1950 is truly one of a kind. Made of solid stainless steel, 240 meters specially developed flag line and a long-haired sheep skin it is the ultimate relaxing luxury! ”We must be careful that everything doesn’t get so dreadfully serious. We must play – but we must play in a serious way!” – Hans J. Wegner
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“If only you could design just one good chair in your life . . . But you simply cannot.” Hans J. Wegner, 1952. The exhibition “Wegner : just one good chair”, opening on the 3rd of April 2014, marks the 100-year anniversary of Hans J. Wegner’s birth.  Wegner (1914-2007) was one of history’s most prolific designers. In 1949 he created the design that the Americans called ‘The Chair’. The perfect chair – but he continued designing new ones nonetheless, producing a total of over 500. He was referred to as ‘The King of Chairs’ – or just the ‘Chair Maker’. His furniture paved the way for Danish Design’s international breakthrough in the years after World War II, and he was to become a leading figure in Organic Modernism. Lire la suite…

 

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PP 501 (and PP503 for the upholstered version) by PP Mobler or ‘The Round One’ as Wegner referred to it with his usual provincial modesty, is one of the most famous Danish pieces of furniture – and certainly the most significant and distinct Danish. In it’s own modest and simple way it sums up the very essence of traditional Danish wood working and design philosophy. And it is absolutely the most important work of Hans J. Wegner. Lire la suite…

 

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PP Møbler‘s Swivel Chair by Hans Wegner in 1955 constitutes a cross between the hard steel frame and the soft wood and leather. It is an uncompromising tool with comfort and ergonomics as overriding considerations. In actual fact it is a continuation of the Round Chair, also known as The Chair, which marked a turning point, not just for Wegner but also for Danish Design in general. The top bar, made of solid wood and twisted like a propeller, is separated from the remaining frame and completed at the very limit of what is possible for full ergonomic advantage. Lire la suite…

 

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What is left to do after a long glorious carrier with a long line of design master pieces acknowledged by the whole world and a number of significant awards already achieved? For Hans J. Wegner the answer was obvious: In 1987, 73 years old, he designed the pp58/pp68 as his final basic chair for PP Møbler. Genuine in all aspects – comfortable, practical, strong, durable and affordable, the PP58 is one of the very best chair on the market. Benefitting from a life’s experience within furniture design he was determined to let this particular design be guided by the total learnings of his previous works. Lire la suite…