“The Chair”. A solid teak armchair, upholstered in seat with black leather. Model JH 503. Made and marked by cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen, Copenhagen.
“The Chair/The Round Chair” was first presented at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition, at Designmuseum Danmark in 1949. Version with caned seat and top rail, the year after in this version with upholstered seat. John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon sat in Wegner Round Chair or “The Chair” as the Americans named it, in the legendary television duels during the US presidential election in 1960.
Literature: Grete Jalk [red.], “Dansk Møbelkunst gennem 40 aar”, bd 3, p. 98–101 and 140–142.
Noritsugu Oda, “Danish Chairs”, 1999, p. 108–109.
Johan Møller Nielsen, “Wegner en dansk Møbelkunstner”, 1965, p. 44–45.
Per H. Hansen & Klaus Petersen, “Moderne dansk møbeldesign”, 2007, p. 145.