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Ch410 Peter's Chair

by Hans Wegner, from Carl Hansen & Son

ch410 peter's chair

ch410 peter's chair

Design Hans Wegner, 1944
Solid, untreated beech wood
Made in Denmark by Carl Hansen & Son

Peter's Chair was created by Hans J. Wegner during World War II. Finding quality products in wartime Europe was not easy, so when Wegner needed a suitable christening gift for Peter, the son of his friend and fellow furniture designer Børge Mogensen, he took matters into his own hands and crafted the gift himself.

An accomplished cabinetmaker, Wegner conceived and built a simple yet ingenious chair that would work as both a functional piece of furniture and an engaging toy. Designed as a life-size three-dimensional puzzle in untreated beech, the chair is easily assembled without the use of tools - to the great excitement of children and adults alike.

Peter's Chair combines perfectly with Peter's Table. Together, these furniture pieces reveal the extent of Wegner's innovative spirit as well as his superior ability to fulfill the natural interest of children without compromising on design and quality.

The 1944 chair has remained a cherished classic for children's rooms and continues to offer the ultimate combination of carefully considered design and an engaging toy.

ch410 chair: 18.5" h | 12.6" d | 16.5" w | seat: 14.6" h
ch411 table: 18.1" h | 28.3" w | 17.7" d
edge profile - 0.6"
assembly required

$545.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(These special chairs are hand-made in Denmark... Quick-ship options usually ship in 7-10 business days. Please allow 8-12 weeks for other options to be created, shipped and delivered)

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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.
A workshop in Odense, Denmark in 1908, was the birthplace of the Carl Hansen company. With a fast reputation for quality work, Carl Hansen confidently took on large projects like dining room sets and bedroom suites. However, Hansen eventually learned to capitalize on scaled-back versions of his popular sellers, realizing that their strongest asset was its hand craftsmanship and rationality. Carl Hansen invited Hans Wegner to create designs in 1949, launching a mutually beneficial relationship bringing success to the company and exposure to the young Wegner. Wegner was still relatively unknown, but soon gained wide acclaim that continues to today.

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