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Hans Wegner Oak Lounge Chair GE290 by GETAMA '1 of 3 Chairs'

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US$4,538.11

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Lounge chair GE290 is a much appreciated early design by Hans Wegner. Wegner already designed the chair in 1953. The chair offers exceptional good seating comfort - partly due to cushions with innersprings - and much convenience is offered from the wide armrests that can hold a cup, book and phone. The offered chair dates back to the late 1960's. Its original inner spring cushions have been restored and the cushions are newly upholstered in a very exclusive dense linen. Woven with yarn in varied thicknesses and tones, the texture reflects the hand-woven techniques. This fabric has a full and soft touch. The beautifully patinated solid oak frame comes in very good original condition and all support springs are in excellent condition. The chair is marked with manufacturer (Getama) burn mark to the underside front of the frame, as shown on the images. This is an exquisite quality and timeless chair design with grand seating comfort. The design is characterised by its beautiful lines. We have 3 identical chairs available (see last images). Please see our other listings for the listing of the pair of these chairs.

Details

  • Creator
    Hans J. Wegner (Designer),GETAMA (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.53 in. (75 cm)Width: 29.93 in. (76 cm)Depth: 30.71 in. (78 cm)Seat Height: 16.54 in. (42 cm)
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. Overall very good condition with only normal age related wear to frame.
  • Seller Location
    Utrecht, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU932723733862

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    Ships From: Arnhem, Netherlands
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 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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