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Hans J Wegner, Easychairs

Easy chairs design Hans J Wegner for Getama mod. GE-290.
Easy chairs design Hans J Wegner for Getama mod. GE-290. Frame in natural oak with reupholstered cushions in wool fabric 'Hallingdal' from Kvadrat. H.73cm.
   

Price: SEK 23000,-/pair

 

 
Art id: m101 (Copy + paste the art id to your inquiry)
 
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Alberts Tibro, occasional table

Small tables 'table in a can' design and manufacturing Alberts Tibro
Small table 'table in a can' design and manufacturing Alberts Tibro. Teak and copper. (only one table available)
   

Price: SEK 1800,-

 

 
Art id: m102 (Copy + paste the art id to your inquiry)
 
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Hans J Wegner, easy chair

Armchair Design Hans J Wegner for AP-stolen/Johs. Hansen.
Armchair Design Hans J Wegner for AP-stolen/Johs. Hansen. Frame in oak, seat & back reupholstered in wool fabric 'design Fanny Aronsen for Kvadrat H.77cm.
   

Price: SEK 11500,-

 

 
Art id: m103 (Copy + paste the art id to your inquiry)
 
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Gunni Omann, esay chairs

Easy chairs design Gunni Omann for Omann Juns Møbelfabrik.
Easy chairs design Gunni Omann for Omann Juns Møbelfabrik. Swivelbase in cast aluminum. In need of reupholstery. Price includes reupholstery in  good quality furniture fabric. (A pair is available)
   

Price: SEK 17500,-/each

 

 
Art id: m110 (Copy + paste the art id to your inquiry)
 
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Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, armchairs

Armchairs design Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for France & Son.
Armchairs design Peter Hvidt & Orla  Mølgaard-Nielsen for France & Son. Frame in teak with back in braided rattan and seat in aniline full-grain natural leather from Elmo. H.82cm.
   

Price: SEK 22000,-/pair

 

 
Art id: m117 (Copy + paste the art id to your inquiry)
 
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Swedish design, large mirror

Large mirror Swedish design. Oak.
Large mirror Swedish design. Oak. 93x65cm.
   

Price: SEK 2100,-

 

 
Art id: m104 (Copy + paste the art id to your inquiry)
 
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Folke Ohlsson, easy chairs

 Armchairs design Folke Ohlsson for 'Bra bohag'.
Armchairs design Folke Ohlsson for 'Bra bohag'. Frame in teak, back in plaited rattan and reupholstered seat in fabric 'Thistle' from Jobs handprinting. H.77cm.
   

Price: SEK 15000,-/pair

 

 
Art id: m111 (Copy + paste the art id to your inquiry)
 
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Hans J Wegner, easy chair + footstool

Armchair with ottoman design Hans J Wegner for AP-stolen/Johs. Hansen mod. AP-45
Armchair with ottoman design Hans J Wegner for AP-stolen/Johs. Hansen mod. AP-45. Reupholstered in full-grain aniline leather from Elmo. H.102cm.
   

Price: on request

 

 
Art id: m105 (Copy + paste the art id to your inquiry)
 
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Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen, sofa table

Coffee table design Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen Saffle furniture factory.
Coffee table design Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen Saffle furniture factory. Oak. 138x64cm, H.50cm.
   

Price: SEK 1500,-

 

 
Art id: m112 (Copy + paste the art id to your inquiry)
 
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Ole Wanscher, armchair

Armchair 'Senator' Ole Wanscher for France & Son.
Armchair 'Senator' Ole Wanscher for France & Son. Frame in teak, cushions reupholstered in wool fabric 'Hallingdal' from Kvadrat. H.78cm.
   

Price: SEK 8200,-

 

 
Art id: m116 (Copy + paste the art id to your inquiry)
 
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From Studio blog

Wed

01

Feb

2012

The best chair in the World; according to Hans J Wegner

Hans J Wegner (1915-2007)
Hans J Wegner (1915-2007)
the armchair, known as JH-501/503, ‘The round chair’ or simply ‘The chair’

The greatest chair ever made

 

Which is the best and most beautiful chair in the world? Many would argue that the armchair, known as JH-501/503, ‘The round chair’ or simply ‘The chair’, by chair maker extraordinaire Hans J Wegner have a strong claim at that title.

 

This chair have all the qualities that make Scandinavian furniture design great and it is probably the single most important piece of furniture of it's time. At the cabinetmakers guild in 1949 Hans J Wegner, as always (1940-1966) exhibiting with cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen, presented the model JH-501/503 or 'the round chair'. Even in 1949, great things were expected from the Wegner design studio and this chair certainly meets the expectations. The critics loved it and deemed it an instant classic.

 

To make things even better American Interiors magazine featured the round chair on the cover and called it 'the World's most beautiful chair’. Apart from making the Round chair into an international star over night. This also catapulted Wegner and the concept of Danish design into international fame. From now on, the Round chair became known simply as ‘the chair’. It's most famous appearance came with the televised 1961 presidential debates between Richard Nixon and John F Kennedy. For this debate JFK, who was suffering from a bad back, requested specially to use ‘the chair’.

The chair is designed to allow the user to move around, change positions and to keep the blood flowing while seated. As many of Wegner's designs, the chair is made from solid pieces of wood. Wegner argues that using bentwood would lose the beauty of the inherent properties of the wood. Of the design Wegner himself have said,

the armchair, known as JH-501/503, ‘The round chair’ or simply ‘The chair’

-“many foreigners have asked me how we made the Danish style. And I've answered that it...was rather a continuous process of purification, and for me, of simplification, to cut down to the simplest possible elements of four legs, a seat and combined top rail and arm rest.", and, -"The chair does not exist. The good chair is a task one is never completely done with."

The chair has been in continuous production since 1949, from either Johs. Hansen or PP-Möbler (from 1990), available in Oak, Teak, Ash, Mahogany and Cherry (rumour has it that a very limited number has been made as a custom order in Rosewood) with seat in rattan or upholstered in leather or fabric. Despite its popularity, only 200-300 pieces are made every year and an estimated 20,000 total in the 60 years of production. Quality does come at a price and the chair is not cheap. However, you need to consider it a lifetime investment; ‘the chair’ will most probably outlast you, and live on in your family for generations to come.

 

the armchair, known as JH-501/503, ‘The round chair’ or simply ‘The chair’

The chair is still the obvious choice for all sorts of official events f.ex the Danish royal family use it regularly and it was recently used at the Copenhagen climate meeting. ‘The chair’ is a given piece of furniture in museum collections all over the world and is even featured on Danish Stamps.

 

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