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1788 Easy Chair

by Hans Wegner, from Fredericia

1788 easy chair
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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.

$4,515.00 + free shipping
(usually ships in 12-16 weeks)


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Hans Wegner

Hans Wegner

Hans Jørgensen Wegner’s (1914 - 2007) high-quality and thoughtful work contributed to the international popularity of mid-century Danish design. His style is often described as Organic Functionality, a modernist school with emphasis on functionality, arising primarily in Scandinavian countries. In his lifetime, he designed over 500 different chairs, over 100 of which were put into mass production, with many recognizable icons among them. Born to cobbler Peter M. Wegner, he worked as a child apprentice to Master cabinetmaker H. F. Stahlberg. With an affinity for wood, he attended the Danish School of Arts and Crafts and the Architectural Academy in Copenhagen. In 1936, he began studies at what is now The Danish Design School, with O. Mølgaard Nielsen as teacher.
Fredericia Furniture
Fredericia Furniture began as a thoroughly Danish design house, born of a proud heritage. A heritage of unfaltering dedication to the perfection and progression of the design craft. Simple principles guide us along in our ambition to create and deliver a collection that we believe will be the modern originals of tomorrow. Simple principles that honour outstanding quality through a careful selection of materials, functionality and attention to detail.


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