The "wings" of this chair provide superior support for your upper back, neck and head, while the roomy seat allows you to sit in a variety of positions. Although Wegner designed his Wing Chair in 1960, it wasn't put into production until 2006, debuting at the IMM Cologne furniture fair where it received a classic innovation award for its timeless appeal. With experience in cabinetry and architecture, Wegner had an intimate understanding of materials and joinery, plus a passion for creating chairs that deliver outstanding comfort.Materials & Features:
- Molded fibreglass shell with highly resilient urethane foam
- Fabric, Top Grain / Aniline / Vintage Leather Leather upholstery (C.O.M available)
- Polished #304 grade stainless steel base with chrome finish
- All upholstery materials and fill content are non-toxic and fire-resistant
Hans Jorgensen Wegner, (April 2, 1914 - January 26, 2007), was a world-renowned Danish furniture designer. His high quality and thoughtful work, along with a concerted effort from several of his manufacturers, contributed to the international popularity of mid-century Danish design. His style is often described as Organic Functionality, a modernist school with an emphasis on functionality. This school of thought arose primarily in Scandinavian countries with contributions by Poul Henningsen, Alvar Aalto, and Arne Jacobsen. In his lifetime he designed over 500 different chairs, over 100 of which were put into mass production and many of which have become recognizable design icons.
Wegner worked for some time for Arne Jacobsen, a successful Danish designer. Wegner was in charge of the furniture in the Aarhus Municipal Hall, which Jacobsen designed. After some years under Jacobsen, Wegner started his own company. Along with fellow architect Borge Mogensen, he designed furniture for FDB (a Danish chain of grocery stores), spearheaded by Erik Kold who founded an organization of Danish furniture makers that launched Danish design abroad.
In his later years Wegner became more attached to PP Mobler (which produces many of the pieces originally designed for Johannes Hansen) and for whom he designed several chairs late in his life. He remained active throughout his life. An example of his later work is the "Hoop Chair", originally designed in 1965 with a steel tube base and finally put into production made entirely in wood in 1985 (for PP Mobler). Wegner retired from public life only in the last decade of his life.