CH 29 or Sawbuck Chair by Hans Wegner dates from 1953 and is still produced by Carl Hansen and Son. Photo taken in their Copenhagen show room.
Hans Wgener designed the Oculus Chair in the sixties. Only few were made in the sixties for special occasions. In regular production by Carl Hansen and Son since 2010.
As announced a separate post for the PP52 Chair by Hans Wegner for PPMobler
About the PP52/PP62:
This is the most static and classic of all Wegner’s chairs. Its frame is strictly geometrical and the armrests embrace the person seated while the gracious backrest provides state-of-the-art comfort.
In 1978, more than 800 special versions of the pp52 chair were delivered to the DFDS ferry Dana Anglia which was to sail between Denmark and England. This was PP Møbler’s biggest total order to date.
Then in 1982, a customer who wanted to buy a new seat for a pp52 contacted PP Møbler. He needed it for a chair he had found on the beach on the west coast of Denmark. He brought the chair to PP Møbler, and it turned out to be one of the special versions exclusively made for the ferry. The chair had obviously been lost but apparently completed its own journey across the North Sea. So the customer got a new seat, as the chair itself was completely intact.
Later the manager of the ferry company called PP Møbler asking to buy two new chairs for the ferry in replacement of two chairs that had been damaged. Master of Craftsmen Ejnar Pedersen wanted to deliver the two chairs free of charge arguing that the chairs should not break. “No!” said the ferry manager “We really want to buy the chairs. You see, the ferry has been through the most terrible storm while anchored. The entire inventory was completely destroyed, piled up in the back-end of the ferry. It has all been replaced – except your chairs Mr Pedersen. All but 2 chairs were intact!”.
More than 30 years after the ferry’s virgin journey, it has been renamed and upgraded several times and it has sailed on a number of different routes between Denmark, the UK, the Netherlands, Poland, Norway and Sweden. Through all the years, the chairs have remained on board!
pp52’s combined arm- and backrest is made of one piece of solid steam bended wood and two pieces of carved solid wood with joint details of wenge.
pp52 comes with an upholstered seat in either fabric or leather.
pp62 has a plaited seat available in either natural colour or black.
Via PP Mobler
Bingo, 3 chairs designed by Hans Wegner for for PP Mobler in a row at the Danish Design Museum, The first in the front is the PP201, the one in the middle the PP58 and in the back the PP52. The PP52 I have on a separate photo and hence I shall devote a separate post on the PP52
About the PP201/PP203:
The pp201/pp203 combines the aesthetics of the pp701 Minimal Chair with the construction of the pp66 Chinese Chair thus creating a new expression, where the strict geometrically defined frame construction supports only the most prudent use of those organic shapes so characteristic of Wegner’s work through the 1950’s.
The pp201/pp203 also marks one of the most important milestones in the lifelong close partnership between Hans J. Wegner and PP Møbler. Until 1969, PP Møbler had been more of a free space for Wegner rather than a business partner. Although PP Møbler had produced thousands of frames for the pp19 Teddy Bear Chair, Wegner’s relation to PP Møbler was primarily based on his friendship with the PP family and the craftsmen, and indeed the PP workshop provided the surroundings where he conceived the ideas for many of his prototypes and experiments through the 1960’s and to the end of his career.
In 1969, in addition to designing the pp201/pp203, Wegner also designed the PP logo and encouraged PP Møbler to initiate their own line of products as well as their own sales department. During the next 25 years, Wegner designed all PP Møbler’s sales and marketing material and he placed his best and most cherished new and previous designs at PP Møbler.
pp201’s combined arm- and backrest is made of one piece of solid steam bended wood and one piece of carved solid wood with joint details of wenge.
pp201 has a plaited seat available in either natural colour or black.
pp203 comes with an upholstered seat. (PP Mobler)
About the PP58/PP68:
What is left to do after a long glorious carrier with a long line of design masterpieces acknowledged by the whole world, and a number of significant awards already achieved?
For Hans J. Wegner the answer was obvious: in 1987, 73 years old, he designed the pp58/pp68 as his final basic chair; a genuinely comfortable, practical, strong, durable and affordable chair. Benefitting from a life’s experience with furniture design, he was determined to let this particular design be guided by all he had learnt from his previous works.
Comprising solid wood joined with tenons proved by testing each joint to withstand one ton of pulling strength, the chair is designed to be comfortable in alternate seating positions, making it a delightful experience to be seated for hours. At an affordable price, it will outlast everyday use throughout your life – and your children’s and your grandchildren’s, effectively constituting the essence of sustainability and not just in terms of ecology, but also in terms of economics.
All in all it is a strong, final contribution from one of the world’s greatest furniture designers. The simple conclusion to an incredible life’s work.
pp58|pp68 is optimized to be practical. The short armrests makes it easy to enter and move around the chair. It fits well underneath the table, and it can also hang from the table top to make cleaning easier. The all solid wood tenon joints have been tested to withstand one ton of pulling strength.
pp58 comes with an upholstered seat.
pp68 has a plaited seat available in either natural colour or black. (PP Mobler)
I don’t know, but could not choose between these two photo’s I took from this Polyether Chair by Gunnar Aagaard Andersen from 1964 in the Danish Design Museum in Copenhagen
Gunnar Aagaard Andersen (14 July 1919, Ordrup — 29 June 1982, Munkerup) was a Danish sculptor, painter, designer and architect whose work belongs to the Concrete art movement according to Wikipedia