Danish Hans Wegner GE290 (Plank Chair) Low Lounge Chair - 1960's Mid Century Modern SOLD
Commonly known as the "Plank Chair" this armchair, model GE290, was designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1953 and manufactured by Getama in the 1960s. The chair is made of solid oak with the original sprung cushions reupholstered in a grey wool mix fabric and original brass sprung base, complete with the original Danish makers stamp under there frame. This chair represents a classic icon of mid century design from the master himself and this original classic, which has been carefully and professionally stripped and re-polished is a rare and exciting find! An amazing addition to any mid century modern home!
Hans Wegner (Denmark, 1914-2007)
Hans J. Wegner is the undisputed master of Danish chair design! known for his chairs and seating pieces — though a master of many furniture types like sofas and tables — Hans Wegner was a prolific designer whose elegant, often ebullient, forms and devotion to the finest methods in joinery made "Danish Modern" a popular byword for stylish, well-made furniture in the mid-20th century.
With a background as a skilled cabinet maker, Hans Wegner has a fondness for integrating wood into his chairs, and he has a special talent for using the characteristics of the material to create surprising, sculptural lines. The Danish word for design is “formgivning”, which translated literally means “giving shape”. When you see Hans J. Wegner’s furniture, you begin to understand the true meaning of the word.
Wegner’s most representative piece, the “Round chair” (1949), gained a footnote in political history when it was used on the TV stage of the first Kennedy-Nixon debate of 1960. That chair, along with Wegner’s more bravura designs, for example the 1963 “Shell chair,” with its curved surfboard-shaped seat, bring a quietly sculptural presence to a room. Wegner was a designer who revered his primary material — wood — and it shows. His wood gathers patina and character with age; every Hans Wegner piece testifies to the life it has led.
width = 75 cms
depth = 70 cms
height = 75 cms
seat height = 40 cms
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