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Pair of Danish Modern Hans J. Wegner "Opala" Table Lamps, Louis Poulsen, 1970s

US$5,822.67per set

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Rare and beautiful pair of white table lamps by Hans J. Wegner for Louis Poulsen, Denmark. Model "Opala". The lamps have a lacquered metal frame, a white acrylic shade, and an on/off switch on the base. This model were produced for a short period in the mid-1970s before they went out of production.

Details

  • Creator
    Hans J. Wegner (Designer),Louis Poulsen (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 22.84 in. (58 cm)Width: 16.54 in. (42 cm)Depth: 16.93 in. (43 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1975
  • Condition
    Good condition with few signs of wear to the metal parts. Shades in excellent condition.
  • Seller Location
    Odense, DK
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3793117499571

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  • Shipping
    US$363.92 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 8-10 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Odense, Denmark
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About the Designer

Hans J. Wegner

Best known for his chairs and seating pieces — though a master of many furniture types like sofas and tables — Hans Wegner was a prolific designer whose elegant, often ebullient, forms and devotion to the finest methods in joinery made "Danish Modern" a popular byword for stylish, well-made furniture in the mid-20th century. Wegner considered himself a carpenter first and a furniture designer second. Like his peers Arne Jacobsen and Finn Juhl, Wegner believed that striking aesthetics in furniture were based on a foundation of practicality: a chair must be comfortable and sturdy before it is chic. In keeping with that tenet, several of Wegner’s best chair designs, seen in dealer listings below, have their roots in traditional seating forms. The Peacock chair (designed in 1947) is a throne-like adaptation of the Windsor chair; pieces from the China chair series (begun in 1944) as well as the 1949 Wishbone chair, with its distinctive Y-shaped back splat, are derived from 17th-century Ming seating pieces, as is the upholstered Ox chair (1960). Wegner’s comfy Papa Bear chair (1951) is an almost surreally re-scaled English wingback chair. Wegner’s most representative piece, the Round chair (1949), gained a footnote in political history when it was used on the TV stage of the first Kennedy-Nixon debate of 1960. That chair, along with Wegner’s more bravura designs, for example the 1963 Shell chair, with its curved surfboard-shaped seat, bring a quietly sculptural presence to a room. Wegner was a designer who revered his primary material — wood — and it shows. His wood gathers patina and character with age; every Hans Wegner piece testifies to the life it has led.
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