Cross-legged Table pp85, 1955 + Chairs pp68, 1987
Cross-legged Table pp85, 1955 + Chairs pp68, 1987

Cross-legged Table pp85, 1955 + Chairs pp68, 1987

The Chair pp501, 1949, Oak
The Chair pp501, 1949, Oak

The Chair pp501, 1949, Oak

The Chair pp501, 1949, Oak
The Chair pp501, 1949, Oak

The Chair pp501, 1949, Oak

Flag Halyard Chair pp225, 1950
Flag Halyard Chair pp225, 1950

Flag Halyard Chair pp225, 1950

The Chair pp501, 1949, Oak
The Chair pp501, 1949, Oak

The Chair pp501, 1949, Oak

Flag Halyard Chair pp225, 1950
Flag Halyard Chair pp225, 1950

Flag Halyard Chair pp225, 1950

Flag Halyard Chair pp225, 1950
Flag Halyard Chair pp225, 1950

Flag Halyard Chair pp225, 1950

Flag Halyard Chair pp225, 1950
Flag Halyard Chair pp225, 1950

Flag Halyard Chair pp225, 1950

Flag Halyard Chair pp225, 1950
Flag Halyard Chair pp225, 1950

Flag Halyard Chair pp225, 1950

Flag Halyard Chair pp225, 1950
Flag Halyard Chair pp225, 1950

Flag Halyard Chair pp225, 1950

Flag Halyard Chair pp225, 1950
Flag Halyard Chair pp225, 1950

Flag Halyard Chair pp225, 1950

Flag Halyard Chair pp225, 1950
Flag Halyard Chair pp225, 1950

Flag Halyard Chair pp225, 1950

Peacock Chair pp530, 1947, Oak, soaped, Teak Armrests
Peacock Chair pp530, 1947, Oak, soaped, Teak Armrests

Peacock Chair pp530, 1947, Oak, soaped, Teak Armrests

Peacock Chair pp530, 1947, Oak, soaped, Teak Armrests
Peacock Chair pp530, 1947, Oak, soaped, Teak Armrests

Peacock Chair pp530, 1947, Oak, soaped, Teak Armrests

Peacock Chair pp530, 1947, Oak, soaped, Teak Armrests
Peacock Chair pp530, 1947, Oak, soaped, Teak Armrests

Peacock Chair pp530, 1947, Oak, soaped, Teak Armrests

Peacock Chair pp530, 1947, Oak, soaped, Teak Armrests
Peacock Chair pp530, 1947, Oak, soaped, Teak Armrests

Peacock Chair pp530, 1947, Oak, soaped, Teak Armrests

Peacock Chair pp530, 1947, Oak, soaped, Teak Armrests
Peacock Chair pp530, 1947, Oak, soaped, Teak Armrests

Peacock Chair pp530, 1947, Oak, soaped, Teak Armrests

Peacock Chair pp530, 1947, Oak, soaped, Teak Armrests
Peacock Chair pp530, 1947, Oak, soaped, Teak Armrests

Peacock Chair pp530, 1947, Oak, soaped, Teak Armrests

Peacock Chair pp530, 1947, Oak, soaped, Teak Armrests
Peacock Chair pp530, 1947, Oak, soaped, Teak Armrests

Peacock Chair pp530, 1947, Oak, soaped, Teak Armrests

Peacock Chair pp530, 1947, Oak, soaped, Teak Armrests
Peacock Chair pp530, 1947, Oak, soaped, Teak Armrests

Peacock Chair pp530, 1947, Oak, soaped, Teak Armrests

Peacock Chair pp530, 1947, Oak, soaped, Teak Armrests
Peacock Chair pp530, 1947, Oak, soaped, Teak Armrests

Peacock Chair pp530, 1947, Oak, soaped, Teak Armrests

Cross-legged Table pp85, 1955, Oak, oiled
Cross-legged Table pp85, 1955, Oak, oiled

Cross-legged Table pp85, 1955, Oak, oiled

Cross-legged Table pp85, 1955, Oak, oiled
Cross-legged Table pp85, 1955, Oak, oiled

Cross-legged Table pp85, 1955, Oak, oiled

Cross-legged Table pp85, 1955, Oak, oiled
Cross-legged Table pp85, 1955, Oak, oiled

Cross-legged Table pp85, 1955, Oak, oiled

HANS J. WEGNER (1914–2007)
Before studying architecture, Hans J. Wegner completed a first-class craftsman’s training, so that he not only devoted himself to the form of his furniture, but also to its complex manufacture. In fact, there are still companies that produce his designs in Denmark at the same high level of craftsmanship as at the time, such as Getama or PP Møbler. With one of his fellow craftsmen, Ejnar Pedersen, he once realised the most unusual and technically complex designs – his son Sören Holst and his grandson Kaspar still run PP Møbler today. A very large part of the Danish design icons of the 20th century – such as the Teddy Bear Chair pp19 (1953), the Flag Halyard Chair pp225 (1950) or the Peacock Chair pp550 (1947) – were designed and realised by him. In total, Hans J. Wegner has designed more than 1,000 models, including The Chair pp501/pp503 – perhaps the most famous Danish furniture design. 
 

HANS J. WEGNER (1914–2007)
Vor seinem Architekturstudium absolvierte Hans J. Wegner eine erstklassige handwerkliche Ausbildung, so dass er sich bei seinen Möbeln nicht nur der Form widmete, sondern immer auch deren komplexe Fertigung mitdachte. Tatsächlich gibt es nach wie vor Firmen, die seine Entwürfe in Dänemark auf dem gleichen hohen Niveau wie damals handwerklich fertigen, wie zum Beispiel Getama oder PP Møbler. Mit einem seiner Handwerkskollegen, Ejnar Pedersen, realisierte er einst die ausgefallensten und handwerklich komplexesten Entwürfe – dessen Sohn Sören Holst, und sein Enkel Kaspar, leiten auch heute noch die Firma PP Møbler. Ein sehr großer Teil der dänischen Designikonen des 20. Jahrhunderts – etwa der Teddybär Sessel pp19 (1953), der Flag Halyard Sessel pp225 (1950) oder der Pfauen Stuhl pp550 (1947) – wurde so von ihm entworfen und realisiert. Insgesamt kommt Hans J. Wegner auf mehr als 1.000 Modelle, darunter auch The Chair pp501/pp503 – vielleicht der berühmteste dänische  Möbelentwurf. 

 

All photos: Andreas Weiss, www.andreasweiss.org