The Folding Chair was presented alongside the Round Chair at the legendary 1949 Cabinetmakers’ Guild’s Autumn Exhibition that marked the breakthrough for Wegner. The basic lines pays homage to the Barcelona Chair by the renowned Bauhaus architect Mies van der Rohe while Wegner gave it a folding mechanism that would add stability to the construction and made it out of pure natural materials.
The wooden handles serve as hand-rests, but they also intersect with the otherwise continuing cane seat causing an aesthetic deviation, which makes the cane work look well balanced rather than overdone.
The modern and minimalistic construction exhibits the superb handling of two basic natural materials: solid wood and cane.
The Folding Chair appears quite straightforward and elegant in use and thus offers a tangible experience of quality materials, however, when hanging neatly folded on the wall it becomes a beautiful piece of art.
pp512 is perfect as a low living room chair or for the terrace or summer house.
pp512 comes with seat in cane. The material used in caning chairs is derived from the peeled bark of the rattan vine. It looks somewhat similar to bamboo but is much more flexible.
A hook for hanging on walls is optional.
Limited two year warranty for cane
For domestic use only
Cane must be moistened regularly. If they dry out they may crack.
See instructions for maintenance and care under Materials and Care section in the side menu.