Celebrating Hans J Wegner’s Masterpieces
November 10, 2018
If you’ve been to the Museum of Modern Art in New York or the Die Neue Sammlung in Munich, Hans J Wegner’s furniture collection may evoke a sense of deja vu. We’re delighted to present the iconic collection to designer enthusiasts in Singapore. Discover why CH24 is popularly known as the Wishbone Chair, or the quirks of the Ox, PP503 and Queen Lounge chairs that drive fans into fits of amusement. An apt recognition for the achievement, the Royal Designer accolade from the Royal Society of Arts in London is only a sample of the awards won by the master furniture craftsman.
CH24 Chair – Wishbone Chair
Wishbone is the iconic Y-shaped back, which gives the CH24 Chair its popular nickname. The Wishbone Chair has its roots in the Ming Dynasty, as shown by the portraits of Danish merchants sitting on the seats during their travels. The design is incredibly hard to replicate as it involves more than a hundred steps to put together each chair.
Wegner’s favorite chair, the Ox Chair shows the playful side of the masculine psyche. Sturdy design and bold contours characterize the Ox Chair, which could sit in your man cave, living area, or another space you fancy. The master craftsman shows how furniture could entertain while serving a function. On several occasions, Wegner cautioned that being too serious has detrimental effects on disposition and character; so, feel free to sit on the master designer’s favorite creation and conjure up some zany ideas of your own.
Queen Lounge Chair
Contrary to the Ox Chair, the Queen Lounge Chair is about comfort and elegance. The ergonomic back, neck support and rests provide an experience like no other—it could be hours before you realize you’ve been engaged in deep conversation or pondering about a serious predicament, just like a princess or queen. Choose from a range of fabric to match the interiors, and even add a footstool to have fun by stepping into the shoes of your favorite royal character.
PP503 Chair – The Round One
A chair for commoners, the PP503 Chair earned its reputation as the Round One due to its striking wavy design. For furniture experts as well as design patrons, the PP503 Chair is a delight to sit on or show off. It’s one of our best sellers, and there is just one left in the showroom.
So, what do you think about the Hans J Wegner collection? Would you like to revel in your own creations, like the master himself? Please let us know what you think.