The Chair

Inspired by Hans J. Wegner

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The Chair
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  • The Round Chair designed in 1948
  • Featured in famous televised Kennedy and Nixon debate
  • Available in oak or ash
  • Lightly padded classic seat
  • Designed by Wegner in the same period as the Hans J. Wegner Cowhorn Chair and the Hans J. Wegner Y Chair

Hans J. Wegner The Chair

Our VOGA Hans J. Wegner The Chair is a faithful reproduction of this famous iconic furniture design. Hans J. Wegner's The Chair was originally named 'The Round Chair'. But after being used to seat John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon in the first televised election debate in 1960, it became known as 'The Chair'. Our Hans J. Wegner The Chair has all the functional elegance and comfort of the original. The wooden frame is made from a choice of quality oak or ash and has a gracefully arched backrest that supports the body. The seat is lightly padded with high quality classic leather, making it perfect for everyday use.

The story behind Hans J. Wegner The Chair

Designed in 1949, Hans J. Wegner referred to his creation as 'The Round One' due to the curved backrest. Modest and simple, the design is the very essence of traditional Danish wood and furniture design. In the 1950s, it was noticed by 'Interiors', an American magazine for design and architecture. They described it as 'the most beautiful chair in the world'. Legend has it that this was the catalyst that propelled Danish furniture design to compete at an international level. Among Wegner's iconic chair range you also find the Teddy Bear Chair, the Peacock Chair Oak and the China Chair.

  • Width: 65 cm
  • Height: 78 cm
  • Depth: 53 cm
  • Packaging: 67cm x 56cm x 81cm
  • Packaging weight: 10 kg
  • Seat Height: 45 cm
  • Boxes: 1
Hans J. Wegner

About The Designer:

Hans J. Wegner

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1914-2007 (Denmark)

Danish furniture designer, Hans J. Wegner was a pioneer of Organic Functionality, which seamlessly merged natural shapes with practical applications. His designs significantly contribute to the international popularity of mid-century Danish design. In his lifetime he designed over 500 different chairs, over 100 of which were put into mass production and many became design icons. His most iconic designs include the Y Chair, the CH07 Lounge Chair, the Ox Chair, the Style Hoop Chair, The Chair and the Wing Chair.

“A chair is to have no backside. It should be beautiful from all sides and angles.”

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