The idea of making a chair based on the most simple and elegant shape of them all, the circle, remained a distant dream until Hans J. Wegner eventually completed the design at the age of 72.
This bright sparkle, this tickling thought, matured over a lifetime and became one of his most visionary projects, posing great challenges for PP Møbler’s workshop as its construction would push the limits of the possible.
Consequently the Circle Chair turned out to be one of Wegner’s most characteristic designs and it still offers great comfort and flexibility. One of the many appealing features of the circle chair is the fact that despite the size and comfort it is light and transparent, very practical and easy to move around. The Circle Chair elevates Wegner into the exclusive league of artists who performed consistently at a very high level throughout a long life.
Hans J. Wegner is considered one of the greatest furniture designers of the 20th century, creating more than 1000 designs throughout his career. Wegner’s designs have often been described as ‘iconic’, ‘timeless’ and ‘free from passing trends’.
The complicated organic shapes of our products are impossible, or certainly unpractical, to finish by using machines alone. Machines will never be able to sense the subtle nuances in each piece of wood and how to bring vitality through its shape.
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