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Pair of Hans J. Wegner Flag Halyard Chair JH719 for Johannes Hansen Denmark 1968

US$46,913.70per set

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Beautiful and rare pair of Danish easy chairs designed by Hans J. Wegner and manufactured by Johannes Hansen. These great chairs come in excellent restored condition with loose seat and neck cushions upholstered with a wool fabric in dark grey. They come with a certificate of authenticity.

Details

  • Creator
    Johannes Hansen (Manufacturer),Hans J. Wegner (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 40.56 in. (103 cm)Width: 32.68 in. (83 cm)Depth: 35.44 in. (90 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1968
  • Condition
    Refinished.
  • Seller Location
    Berlin, DE
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1865323866292

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    Ships From: Berlin, Germany
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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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