Reupholstered Hans Wegner Sofa with a Rosewood Frame Model AP-63-2
Settee, rosewood and leather by Hans Wegner, Denmark, 1965, early production form it's first manufacturer.
This model AP-63-2 by Hans Wegner is a seemingly simple design. Yet with this sofa, Wegner has designed a flawlessly constructed and above that comfortable modest two-seat. The solid rosewood frame is the main feature and has angled legs. The legs functions both as a base and flow into the high armrests. These high armrest give the sofa a stately and geometric feel and provide the sitter with a comfortable and 'warm' sitting experience.
Hans Wegner (1914-2007) is one of the most profilic 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.
Literature: Olesen, Christian Holmsted. Wegner. Just one good chair. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2014.