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PP Møbler relaunched the Original Round Chair by Hans J. Wegner in a limited edition

For the celebration of Hans J. Wegner‘s 100th Anniversary, PP Møbler just relaunched 4 exclusive chairs in Milan at the MC Selvini showroom from 8th to 13th april. The Original Round Chair, pp501|pp503 The Chair (1949/1950), will come in a limited edition of 100 in ash and 100 in oak (Wegner’s favorite wood). The Round One as Wegner referred to it with his usual provincial modesty, is one of the most famous Danish pieces of furniture – certainly the most distinctly Danish. In its own modest and simple way it sums up the very essence of traditional Danish woodworking and design philosophy. And it is absolutely the most important work of Hans J. Wegner. PP Møbler relaunches this year the original version of the 501 with a caned back. This back was originallly made to hide the joint between the arms and the back, as it posed a significant challenge that was not yet solved. The model  was later improved to come with the characteristic wedged tenon joint in a carved solid wood back cut from 200 years old trees. With this chair Wegner came into his own right, no longer needing the inspiration from other cultures and designers that had influenced his earlier works. This chair was created in a language of shape and construction that only Wegner spoke and it triggered the first ever, foreign report on Danish design in the American Interiors Magazine. It also became the cornerstone in a wide range of designs, which for more than a decade constituted the core business of several Danish furniture manufacturers, effectively becoming the main force in the great international breakthrough of Danish Modern. When John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon met in the first ever, televised election debate in 1960, they sat in The Round Chair. It was chosen mainly for its comfort and genuine quality – made in Denmark and shipped to the USA to play an important role in this historic event. Eventually the Americans came up with a new and more telling name for this chair. They called it The Chair. The 501 original comes in oak and ash. 100 of each in a limited edition. The back of the pp501|pp503 is carved out of a 5 inch piece of solid wood. pp501 comes with cane seat in nature or light. The material used in caning chairs is derived from the peeled bark or skin of the rattan vine native to Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia. Some vines reach 600 feet in length. Rattan vine looks somewhat similar to bamboo but is much more flexible. pp503 comes with upholstered seat. Source: PP Møbler Read more news related PP Møbler published at Infurma Visit the PP Møbler website
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