Round One Chair2018-01-26T16:24:27-04:00

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Round One Chair

Arguably the most important and best realized Hans Wegner’s chairs, the round back or “The Chair” was designed in 1948. Made famous in the US when the chair was used during the Nixon/Kennedy debate.

DESIGNER | Hans Wegner, 1949

Round One Chair

H 30″
W 25″
D 20.5″

Arguably the most important and best realized Hans Wegner’s chairs, the round back or “The Chair” was designed in 1948. Made famous in the US when the chair was used during the Nixon/Kennedy debate, the chair epitomizes the best of Danish modern: only the bare essentials—four legs, a seat and a combined top rail and armrest.   He drew his inspiration from the ancient Klismos chairs featuring concave, curved back rails. Each of the crescent-shaped armrests are fashioned from a block of teak, and interior mortise in tendons hide the connection between the arms and legs.

Hans Jørgensen Wegner

Hans Jørgensen Wegner, (April 2, 1914 – January 26, 2007), was a world-renowned Danish furniture designer. His influence contributed to the international popularity of mid-century Danish design. His style is often described as Organic Functionality, a modernist school with an emphasis on functionality. In his lifetime, he designed over 500 different chairs, over 100 of which were put into mass production and many of which have become recognizable design icons.  He became a member of the Royal Danish Academy for fine arts in 1995, and an honorary doctor of the Royal College of Art in 1997. He died at the age of 92 in Denmark.

Round One Chair  | c.19649

Manufacturer

Original: Johannes Hansen | Denmark
Current: P.P.Mobler | Denmark

Build

Dimensions: 25″W x 20.5″D x 30″H
Material: wood frame with cane or leather seat