2048/​700

Hans J. Wegner (b. Tønder 1914, d. Gentofte 2007)

“The Chair”. Armchair with teak frame. Seat upholstered with black leather. Model PP 503. Designed 1949. Made and stamped by PP Møbler, 1997.

“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.

Literature: Noritsugu Oda, “Danish Chairs”, 1999, p. 108–109.

Literature: Johan Møller Nielsen, “Wegner en dansk Møbelkunstner”, 1965, p. 44–45.

Literature: Per H. Hansen & Klaus Petersen, “Moderne dansk møbeldesign”, 2007, p. 145.

Condition

Minor wear due to age and use. Minor marks and scratches.

Auction
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Estimate

10,000 kr.

Sold

Price realised

17,500 kr.  

22 bids

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926914 17,500 kr.
976603 17,000 kr.
974067 16,500 kr.
976603 16,000 kr.
974067 15,500 kr.
976603 15,000 kr.
974067 14,500 kr.
976603 14,000 kr.
974067 13,500 kr.
976603 13,000 kr.
851432 12,500 kr.
974067 12,000 kr.
202559 11,500 kr.
1052961 11,000 kr.
101714 (Auto bid) 10,500 kr.
1052961 10,000 kr.
101714 (Auto bid) 9,500 kr.
816255 9,000 kr.
101714 (Auto bid) 8,500 kr.
802930 8,000 kr.
101714 7,500 kr.
802930 7,000 kr.