Wegner presented the Fruit Bowl at the annual Cabinetmakers’ Guild Autumn Exhibition, where a journalist questioning the reason for the unusual extravagance of the piece confronted him: “Well, sometimes you would like to just let it all go!” Wegner replied. Still the Fruit Bowl seems comfortable in its beauty and as usual with Wegner, all shapes, angles and proportions somehow could not have been made differently.
The Fruit Bowl is a result of a rare design process. Wegner, using the wood turning technique to create a stand-alone object, made a large wooden disk. In this instance he did not allow himself to be concerned about practical issues he would have had to make when otherwise making chairs, resulting in a truly unique design. In this manner, demonstrating with great elegance what such an expressive carving of solid wood can offer.
The Fruit Bowl is unique in
Wegner’s work and has no predecessor or alternative versions. It is
a one off piece of art that states the
high point of the golden era of Danish
Modern in the 1950’s
pp586 can be used both as a classic fruit bowl
or perhaps a more modern magazine holder –
the only limit is your imagination.
The legs can easily be removed for a different
use of the bowl.
pp586 comes in ash or cherry. Both woods are available with oil or soap treatment.