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Collection — Chairs
Design — Hans J. Wegner, 1969

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.

"Doing the job properly means that one has to be very good at combining different pieces of wood. The grain of the wood is vital to the finished product. If it proves almost impossible to find two pieces of wood that suit each other, one can insert a piece of wood in a contrasting colour. Then one does not see such a clear difference in the grain of the two pieces of wood."

Hans J. Wegner

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    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

    Fabric requirement:
    60 x 60 cm

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    Soaptreated

    Oak
    Ash

    White bio oil

    Oak
    Ash

    Clear bio oil

    Oak
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