Saturday, November 18, 2006

Hans Wegner's Chinese Chair

When I first saw this chair I immediately thought it was inspired by Hans Wegner's Wishbone chair (The Wishbone chair is light, comfortable, and has a beautiful curve to the back legs). But this chair was on sale for $2,000!

I found that it's called the Chinese Chair, and is another of Wegner's many chair designs.

From Danish Furniture Design:
"Inspired by classical portraits of Danish merchants sitting in Ming chairs, Wegner created a series of chairs... Of this series the Wishbone Chair is widely considered to be his most successful design."

Kennedy and Nixon are sitting on Wegner chairs in this last photo.

Thanks Brayton International and Design Addict
Categories: Furniture

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