Feeling confident about the strength and agility found in the pp66 Chinese Chair, Wegner took up the challenge to design a bench with an even stronger character.
This is the only example by Wegner of progression of shape and design, from wooden armchair to bench. The Chinese Bench is a unique and extraordinary accomplishment in this regard.
The Chinese Bench remained a prototype until 1991 when it was finally possible to put it into production thanks to the pioneering experiments at PP Møbler with the pre-compression wood bending technique.
Pre-compressed wood has helped improve several of the Wegner designs in our production and made it possible for us to produce the Chinese Bench after a long deliberation.
The Chinese Bench poses a great challenge to even the most skilled craftsmen. Not merely because of the woodwork, but also because the long paper cord seat. The seat demands an unusual degree of accuracy, in order to appear linear.
pp266 comes with a paper-cord seat available in natural colour.
Paper-cord is essentially 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.
Optional felt pads available in: white, black, gray, light brown or dark brown.