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Collection — Easy Chairs

pp130 Circle Chair

Design — Hans J. Wegner, 1986

The idea of making a chair based on the most simple and elegant shape of them all, the circle, remained a distant dream until Hans J. Wegner eventually completed the design at the age of 72. The concept of the Circle Chair matured over a lifetime, and became one of Wegner’s most visionary projects.

Although the design initially posed great challenges for PP Møbler’s workshop, as it pushed the limits of what was possible at the time, it eventually became a flagship chair at PP Møbler.

Consequently the Circle Chair turned out to be one of Wegner’s most characteristic designs and it still offers great comfort and flexibility.

One of the many appealing features of the Circle Chair is the fact that despite the size and comfort it is light and transparent, very practical and easy to move around.

Laminating is possible because wood is flexible and thin pieces are easily bent

It is the technique of slicing up wood into thin pieces and gluing them together to form a new shape.

This is not as easy as it appears and is a relatively recent invention developed during WWII for the aircraft industry. In producing the Circle Chair we have developed laminating techniques far beyond those that are in industrial use.

Wegner himself thought the problem insurmountable and although he conceived the idea of the Circle Chair in 1965 it was not completed until 1986 in collaboration with PP Møbler.

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  • Specifications

    The flag halyard is available in natural or black. Flag line is made from jute and has a high tensile nylon core for optimal strength covered by a protective sleeve of woven jute. In order to optimise rigidity the flag line is stretched before it is applied to the chair.

    Seat and neck cushions come in fabric or leather.

    Clips and wheels available in stainless steel, brass or black.

    Fabric requirement:
    150 x 130 cm

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  • Materials

    Soaptreated

    Oak
    Ash

    White bio oil

    Oak
    Ash

    Clear bio oil

    Oak

    Lacquer

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