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
CH07 Shell Chair by Hans Wegner
Another example of the 100th Wegner Birthday Carl Hansen & Son – Paul Smith – Maharam striped fabric limited editions. Here with a better use than of the Y Chair below.
Hans Wegner’s Circle Chair pp130 by PP MØBLER
For me PP MØBLER has a website as it should be. Easy navigation and easy access to press material. Very nice photo work.
The story of PP Møbler starts in 1953. Two brothers, Ejnar and Lars Peder Pedersen, only recently graduated as carpenters, wish to set up a workshop of their own. They buy a small plot of land in Allerød and quickly gather eight young and talented cabinet makers.
The rest is history. Today, PP Møbler is one of the few remaining cabinet making workshops in Denmark. With a production covering the Japanese and the American market with furniture from Hans J. Wegner among others, the workshop is now an internationally recognised company with a strong tradition for crafting design furniture of high quality. Motivation has always been the love of wood and a stubborn belief that technique, ingenuity and craftsmanship can be combined in the strive for quality.
The craftsmen at PP Møbler are innovative and thorough working, encouraged to explore and develop skills in the constant search for a better way, a more precise way, of refining the production process, never compromising respect for the material.
The vast majority of PP Møbler’s wood supply comes from the beautiful sustainable forests of Denmark and Germany. The joy of working with wood as an organic whole makes environmental considerations a natural part of PP Møblers work ethics.
The sole purpose of PP Møbler is to create beautiful and functional furniture that can withstand daily use for generations.
Master of Craftsmen
Søren Holst Pedersen
PP has had a long working relationship with Hans Wegner. Frequently he let them develop prototypes and preproduction models of chairs he designed. Originally Hans Wegner wanted the Circle Chair be made in steel. It was PP Møbler who convinced him to do it in wood. They even constructed a special machine to create the exacting round form.
In the Circle Chair Video Hans Wegner inspects the creation of a circle chair himself.
Received an e-mail from a Chair Blog fan:
Your blog is wonderful.
Thank you for doing such a thorough job and for sharing your information and observations with the rest of us.
I too am a chair fan and I have an original vintage Hans Wegner Valet chair that is unusable because the hinges were not on it when I purchased it. I wonder if in your journeys across the web you may have found a source for rare chair parts or another Hans Wegner collector that has valet chair hinges. From one chair lover to another I greatly appreciate any input you may be able to offer.
It would be great to actually be able to sit on this special piece.
As the hinges photo shows they are really special. Decided to post the question here to help our fan. Glad to oblige. Anybody an idea?
Found the Valet Chair photo in an excellent post about Hans Wegner furniture at the Chinese language blog I Design and the hinge photo at Live Auctioneers