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1788 easy chair

by Hans Wegner from Fredericia

1788 easy chair

Design Hans Wegner, 1974
Solid wood, foam, upholstery
Made in Denmark by Fredericia

"A chair should have no back side. It should be beautiful from all sides and angles." -Hans Wegner

Børge Mogensen and Hans J. Wegner, both born in 1914, were both colleagues and friends, and the two Danish designers worked together on a number of exhibition projects. One of them was the annual Copenhagen Cabinetmaker's Guild Exhibition in 1945, where Mogensen and Wegner designed and presented "A Home For the Future."

The centerpiece of Mogensen and Wegner's stand was the living room, in which they presented a new vision for lightweight and functional furniture. In 1974 Wegner redesigned the 1788 easy chair to arrive at the current design. The design is bare from every angle - even the cushions are attached with visible straps. The exposed wooden construction is typical for both Mogensen and Wegner, and in the Spoke-back Collection they continued their work with the Windsor chair methodology. The lightweight wooden design with interchangeable cushions is ideal for both exclusive public spaces and private homes.

25.8" w | 34.6" h | 27.5" d | seat: 17.1 | 22 lbs.

$4,625.00 + free shipping
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Hans Wegner

Hans Wegner’s thoughtful high quality work contributed to the popularity of Danish Modern design. His style is described as Organic Functionalism.
Fredericia is a Danish Modern design house with a heritage of honoring quality through careful selection of materials, attention to detail and craft.


1788 easy chair

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