• manufacturer/type:

Johannes Hansen, 550 ‘Peacock’

• designer, year:

Hans J. Wegner, 1947

• material:
frame and back: solid wood (ash, teak)
seat: natural papercord

• measurements:

107 cm x 77 cm x 74 cm

• condition:

Beautiful original condition, some very minor user marks. Over all almost ‘as new’.

• background:

beautiful ‘Peacock’ chair designed by Danish furniture designer Hans Wegner.

• literature:
Noritsugu Oda
Danish chairs
Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1999
page 106


Hans J. Wegner ‘Peacock’ chair, produced by Johannes Hansen

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Hans Jørgensen Wegner (1914-2007) Wegner was born in 1914 in a town in southern Denmark. Just 14 years old he began his apprenticeship with Danish master cabinetmaker H.F. Stahlberg. Three years later he moved to Copenhagen and attended the School of Arts and Crafts from 1936 to 1938 before setting out as a designer. Among Danish furniture designers, Hans J. Wegner is considered ‘one of the most creative, innovative and prolific’. Wegner designed more than 500 chairs in his lifetime, and he is often referred to as ‘the master of the chair’.
‘The core of Wegner’s legacy is his focus on bringing the inner workings – the soul – of the furniture to the exterior, where the simplicity and functionality can be appreciated.’ (

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