Wegner PP66 Chinese Chair
Hans Wegner for PP Møbler
At the Cabinetmakers' Guild's Autumn Exhibition in 1943, Wegner presented his first version of a chair inspired by an old Chinese chair, which he had seen at the Danish Museum of Industrial Arts. Since then, more versions have appeared. The prototype for PP 56 was developed in cooperation with PP Møbler, and went into production in 1989.
The Chinese Chair became a cornerstone for Wegner in his early line of designs inspired by foreign cultures. Completing at least seven individual prototypes of Chinese inspired chairs, Wegner worked intensely on modernising the traditional concept, and eventually The Chinese Chair evolved into the Round One, also called The Chair.
pp66 was designed in 1945 and became the quintessential modern outcome of Wegner's studies of Chinese chairs. The pp56 version with the upholstered seat for a softer sitting experience was added in 1989.
This chair has a high and comfortable back and full length low armrests that fits well under-neath the table top.The center board is moulded with a bend high enough to offer proper support for the lower back.
NOTE: This item is made to order by some of the world's best furniture craftsmen using materials that are required to meet PP Mobler's exacting specifications. As such, lead times can vary and are subject to change.
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