Hans J. Wegner for Getama 'Century 2000' Four-Seat Sofa in Beige Fabric

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Hans J. Wegner for Getama, sofa 'Century 2000', metal, fabric, Denmark 1990s.

Modern three-seather sofa in beige fabric. Nicely designed round brushed steel legs which are delicate and make it seem like the sofa floats. Thanks to this nice thin frame, the sofa gets an overall elegant look with a very comfortable seat.

Hans Wegner (1914-2007) is one of the most prolific furniture designers of the world. Wegner was born in 1914 in Denmark and began his apprenticeship with Danish master cabinetmaker H.F. Stahlberg when he was 14 years old. Afterwards, he moved to Copenhagen and attended the School of Arts and Crafts between 1936 and 1938. In 1938, he was approached by the architects and designers Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller. It was also during this period that he started to collaborate with cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen. In 1943, he established his own studio, and he became one of the most renowned and creative Danish furniture designers. Wegner's furniture was designed with the greatest understanding of materials, construction techniques, and use. Wegner is known to have thorough understanding of the materials he worked with, yet his greatest aim was to create expressive and exciting design. Although Wegner was a functionalist, he was not a rational dogmatist such as Kaare Klint, of whom he was a student. Instead, his designs sparkle with inventiveness and sculptural sense. But this never meant that his organic and sensuous forms left the strict rules of functionalism. At heart, Wegner was an idealist. He was relentless in his quest for the best chair: 'there is never one damn thing that cannot be made better'. However, Wegner was aware that he could not create the 'perfect' chair, which gave him the freedom to produce as much as possible. He left behind more than 3500 drawings and about 500 of his designs went into production. His designs feature in the UN Building and Seagram Building in New York, UNESCO's headquarters. NATO's headquarters in Paris, and several buildings by the architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

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Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator GETAMA (Manufacturer) GETAMA (Manufacturer) Hans J. Wegner (Designer) Hans J. Wegner (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1990s
  • dimensions Height 28.75 in. Width 103.55 in. Depth 35.44 in.
  • dimensions Height 73 cm Width 263 cm Depth 90 cm
  • material Leather Metal Leather Metal
  • origin Denmark
  • period 1990-1999
  • style Scandinavian Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Reference Number 45012148