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Many foreigners have asked me, how we created the
Danish Modern style. And I have to say that it was nothing
like that creating ... I suppose that it was more an advanced
process of purifying, and for me a simplication, cutting the
elements down to the bare essentials: four legs, a seat and a
combined top rail and arm rest.
Hans J. Wegner
Hans J. Wegners design cannot be dened solely in terms of
style or trend. It is a method for solving functional challenges
simply and elegantly.
Wegner's designs are characterized by tremendous dedication
and adherence to functionality and comfort. His works are not just
artistic and beautiful - they are practical and useful as well. He
has succeeded in eliminating the apparent contradiction between
these two worlds. And so his furniture will remain valid.
Wegner's comprehensive legacy is heavily inuenced by his
background as a cabinetmaker. His designs are carried out with a
profound understanding of wood and a rened sense of construc-
tional details. He spend a lot of time at PP Mbler's workshop,
always in close dialogue with the craftsmen. He was regarded as
a colleague, highly respected for his outstanding skills.
Hans J. Wegner was one of the most productive and innovative
Danish furniture designers in the 20th century. He has with his
own hands crafted a number of unique and extraordinary wooden
items and he completed drawings for about ve hundred chairs.
Throughout his life Wegner created an impressive range of
superior designs. The challenge of creating a good chair was the
one he cherished the most, and it was a challenge he met with
playful and convincing ideas, turning crafted objects into unique
masterpieces.
Hans J. Wegner was born in 1914 in the small town of
Tnder, Denmark. In 1932 he completed his formal training
as a cabinetmaker, and soon he enrolled into The School of
Decorative Art in Copenhagen, where he studied design. In
1943 he founded his own design studio.
His many designs are held in high esteem by furniture
collectors around the world, and his work is represented at
major design museums such as the Museum of Modern Art
in New York, the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, and the
Sagawa Art Museum in Japan. His work has been awarded
many times, including the Lunning Price, the Grand Prix of
the Milan Triennale, the Swedish Prince Eugen Medal, and
the Danish Eckersberg Medal.
Hans J. Wegner
PP Mbler 2009
Photo: Mogens Ladegaard, Mikkel Adsbl,
Jens Mourits Srensen, Erik Brahl, Jacob Ehrbahn,
Kasper Holst Pedersen & Rasmus Koch Studio
Graphic Design: Rasmus Koch Studio
Print: Centertryk A/S
pp501 | The Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1949
pp503 | The Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1950
pp502 | Swivel Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1955
pp503 | The Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1950
pp505 | Cow Horn Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1952
pp518 | Bull Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1961
pp701 | Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1965
pp75 | Table
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1982
pp68 | Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1987
pp58 | Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1987
pp58 | Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1987
pp58 | Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1987
pp70 | Table
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1975
pp68 | Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1987
pp85 | Crosslegged Table
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1955
pp56 | Chinese Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1989
pp56 | Chinese Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1989
pp266 | Chinese Bench
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1946
pp76b | Chinese Table
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1947
pp76a | Chinese Table
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1947
pp124 | Rocking Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1984
pp120 | Stool
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1954
pp19 | Teddy Bear Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1951
pp130 | Circle Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1986
pp124 | Rocking Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1984
pp19 | Teddy Bear Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1951
pp120 | Stool
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1954
pp35 | Tray Table
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1945
pp250 | Valet Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1953
pp550 | Peacock Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1947
pp250 | Valet Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1953
pp550 | Peacock Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1947
pp512 | Folding Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1949
pp35 | Bakkebord | Tray Table
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1945
pp589 | Bar Bench
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1953
pp586 | Fruit Bowl
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1956
pp225 | Flag Halyard Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1950
pp503 | The Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1950
pp501 | The Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1949
pp502 | Swivel Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1955
pp505 | Cow Horn Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1952
pp518 | Bull Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1961
pp56 | Chinese Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1989
pp701 | Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1965
pp68 | Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1987
pp58 | Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1987
pp66 | Chinese Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1945
pp266 | Chinese Bench
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1946
pp124 | Rocking Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1984
pp130 | Circle Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1986
pp120 | Stool
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1954
pp19 | Teddy Bear Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1951
pp250 | Valet Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1953
pp550 | Peacock Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1947
pp586 | Fruit Bowl
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1956
pp589 | Bar Bench
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1953
pp512 | Folding Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1949
pp225 | Flag Halyard Chair
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1950
pp75 | Table
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1982
pp70 | Table
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1975
pp76a | Chinese Table
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1947
pp76b | Chinese Table
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1947
pp35 | Tray Table
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1945
pp85 | Crosslegged Table
Design: Hans J. Wegner | 1955
PP Mbler is a family owned Danish joinery work-
shop, established in 1953, 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 Mbler are innovative
and thorough working, encouraged to explore
and develop skills in the constant search for a
better way, a more precise way, of rening the
production process, never compromising respect
for the material.
The vast majority of PP Mblers 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 Mblers work
ethics.
The sole purpose of PP Mbler is to create
beautiful and functional furniture that can with-
stand daily use for generations.
Master of Craftsmen
Sren Holst Pedersen
We must be careful, that everything doesnt get so dreadfully serious.
We must play but we must play in a serious way.
Hans J. Wegner
pp726 | 1965 pp70 | 1975
pp75 | 1982
pp76 | 1947 pp85 | 1955
pp35 | 1945 pp305 | 1955 pp312 | 1981 pp84 | 1955
pp80 | 1975
pp56 | 1989 pp66 | 1945 pp501 | 1949 pp503 | 1950 pp505 | 1952
pp518 | 1961 pp701 | 1965 pp201 | 1969
pp203 | 1969 pp52 | 1975 pp62 | 1975 pp58 | 1987 pp68 | 1987
pp250 | 1953 pp502 | 1955
pp240 | 1990 pp550 | 1947 pp512 | 1949 pp19 | 1951 pp112 | 1978
pp105 | 1979 pp126 | 1983 pp130 | 1986
pp120 | 1954
pp225 | 1950
pp524 | 1958 pp266 | 1946 pp589 | 1953 pp586 | 1958
pp124 | 1984
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