Shell lounge chair by Hans Wegner model FH 1936 for Fritz Hansen
This iconic Hans Wegner shell chair has two bent plywood shells on a beech wood base. A large bent teak laminated back support and a seat of almost the same dimension. Wegner originally designed this high quality chair in 1948.
The Danish designer Hans Wegner (1914-2007).
After serving a apprenticeship, Wegner studied at the Copenhagen Institute of Technology from 1936-38, and later at the city’s School of Arts and Crafts. From 1940 on he worked with Erik Moeller and Arne Jacobsen. In 1946 he established his own studio. Throughout his career, his main focus lay on the design of solid wood chairs. Consequently, he created some of the most iconic chairs of the 20th century. His trend setting designs were manufactured by companies such as Fritz Hansen.
Details about this chair
This mid century chair, which was probably produced around 1950-60, is in very good original condition. It has a beautiful original patina and measures H 27 in. x W 27.6 in. x D 20.5 inches (H 68.58 cm x W 70.11 cm x D 52.07 cm).
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