Wegner PP250 Valet Chair
Hans Wegner for PP Møbler
Fun often plays a major part in Wegner's work. And this is perhaps most obvious in The Valet Chair. The chair was conceived in 1953 after a long talk with Professor of Architecture Steen Eiler Rasmussen and designer Bo Bojesen about the problems in folding clothes in the most practical manner at bedtime.
With The Valet Chair Wegner took the consequence of this discussion and united the demanded functions with a playful sculptural design. The top rail is shaped as a coat hanger while the seat is basically a box for storing.
The design had not yet been completed when the Danish King Frederik IX ordered one after seeing the first four-legged version.
Wegner was dissatisfied with the four-legged version and continued working on the design for two years, before the King could finally receive his chair. By then the three-legged version had been created and made for the King in pine with a teak seat. Teak was used for the seat to stretch the exclusivity of the design. The Danish King ended up ordering a total of ten Valet Chairs.
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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