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Hans J. Wegner for GETAMA Lounge Chair in Oak and Dark Blue Upholstery

Sale price$3,650.00

Hans J. Wegner for GETAMA, lounge chair model 'GE290', oak, wool, Denmark, design 1959.

The GE290 lounge chair is an elegant and well-proportioned piece within a simplistic construction. The wooden frame in oak features sharp lines finished with round endings. The back runs into the rear slanted legs in a dynamic movement, which results in an asymmetrical composition of shapes. Evenly spaced wooden slats structure the back of the chair, a functional and decorative trait at the same time. The dark blue upholstery in combination with the oak gives your interior a calm and natural ambiance.

Hans Wegner (1914-2007) is one of the most prolific furniture designers of the world. Wegner's furniture was designed with the greatest understanding of materials, construction techniques and use. Wegner is known to be an excellent cabinet maker with 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'. But Wegner was aware of the fact that you cannot design 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.

Please note that this item is in good, used condition.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Hans J. Wegner (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1950s
  • dimensions Height 36.23 in. Width 29.53 in. Depth 35.44 in. Seat Height 14.97 in.
  • dimensions Height 92 cm Width 75 cm Depth 90 cm Seat Height 38 cm
  • material Oak Wool
  • origin Denmark
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Scandinavian Modern (In the Style Of)
  • barcode 45015690