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Milan 2014 preview: Hans Wegner’s Tub Chair by PP Mobler

For Hans Wegner‘s 100th Birthday, Danish company PP Mobler will launch 3 exclusive new products in Milan at MC Selvini showroom. The Tub Chair is the very first one PP Mobler is proud to present as a preview of the Milan show from 8th to 13th april. The Tub chair was definitely a unique fusion, where Wegner emerged the new moulded plywood technique with upholstery and traditional wood work in solid wood and even adding an angle adjustment mechanism for the back. There is no doubt that the complexity of this design is a brilliant example of the bold and pioneering experiments that Wegner conducted throughout his life, this from 1954 being one of the earliest and the Circle Chair from 1986 being the latest of that kind. The former producer of the Tub was Johannes Hansen. “In the late 40’ies and 50’ies this workshop was the preferred and closest partner to Wegner, a role that PP Møbler did not take over before the 60’ies. At Johannes Hansen Wegner created most of his significant early fine crafts designs like the Peacock Chair, the Folding Chair, The Chair, the Cow Horn Chair, the Valet Chair, the Swivel Chair and the Architect’s Desk. The Tub Chair was as mentioned before one of the most pioneering experiments conducted at Johannes Hansen and the Upholstered Peacock Chair was to Johannes Hansen what the Teddy Bear Chair was to AP Stolen, who used to produce the Teddy Bear Chair until the mid-70’ies, where they went out of business. These chairs are important because they are outstanding and unique examples of Wegner’s work with easy chairs, but also because they are unique examples of good design in general. They offer inspiration with pioneering concepts, and they do it as extremely good quality products that are comfortable and will last for a lifetime” explain Kasper Pedersen, PP Mobler Master of Craftsmen. Wegner usually never named his designs himself. “To my knowledge he only named the Round Chair that where later named The Chair by the Americans. The origin of the name ‘Tub Chair’ certainly refers to the shape of the back shell. The Upholstered Peacock was given the model number 521 in 1953 by the former producer Johannes Hansen. The Tub Chair was never given a number” said Kasper Pedersen. Hans Wegner 100th Birthday with PP Mobler MC Selvini Via C. Poerio 3 – 20129 Milano Source: PP Møbler Read more news related PP Møbler published at Infurma Visit the PP Møbler website
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