Hans J. Wegner for Getama Sofa GE290 in Teak

$5,250.00 USD
$5,250.00 USD

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Hans J. Wegner, three-seat sofa, model GE290 for Getama, teak, fabric upholstery, Denmark, 1960s

This model GE290 by Hans Wegner is a seemingly simple design. It is produced by Getama in the 1960s. With this sofa, Wegner has designed a flawlessly constructed and comfortable sofa. The solid teak frame is the main feature and has angled legs, diagonal legs. The armrests are flat and horizontal giving this sofa it's nickname: plank sofa. The edges of the teak frame is rounded and soft.

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.

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Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Hans J. Wegner (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1950s
  • dimensions Height 27.96 in. Width 71.66 in. Depth 32.29 in.
  • dimensions Height 71 cm Width 182 cm Depth 82 cm
  • material Oak
  • origin Denmark
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Barcode 45004683