Revising the old Chinese Chair, the pp201 | pp203 First Chair combines the aesthetics of the pp701 Minimal Chair with the construction of the pp66 Chinese Chair thus creating a new expression, where the strict geometrically defined frame supports only the most prudent use of those organic shapes so characteristic of Wegner’s work through the 1950’s.
The First Chair marks one of the most important milestones in the lifelong close partnership between Hans J. Wegner and PP Møbler. Until 1969, PP Møbler had been more of a free space for Wegner rather than a business partner. Although PP Møbler had produced thousands of frames for the Papa Bear Chair, Wegner’s relation to PP Møbler was primarily based on his friendship with the PP family and craftsmen.
Hans J. Wegner
The combined arm- and backrest is made of one piece of solid steam bent wood and one piece of carved solid wood with joint details of wengé.
pp201 has a paper cord seat available in natural colour. Paper cord is at its core woven paper and has an incredible tensile strength and durability. Weaving seats takes a lot of experience, the symmetry of the final result depends on an even pull each time the cord is tightened.
pp203 comes with an upholstered seat.
Felt pads (optional) available in: white, black, gray, light brown or dark brown
60 x 60 cm