FH1783 by Hans Wegner 1944

the chair in the collection of Designmuseum Danmark

the series of chairs designed by Wegner that were based on the form of the Chinese Chair with the Y or Wishbone Chair to the right. This was part of the exhibition just one chair at Designmuseum Danmark that marked the anniversary of the birth of Hans Wegner 

Hans Wegner produced several chairs of this form - at least seven through the 1940s - with some going into production and some remaining as prototypes. Christian Holmsted Olesen in his book Wegner just one good chair illustrates these and explains the sequence of development that was to lead on to the design of the Wishbone Chair. 

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The modern Chinese Chair by Wegner was one of the favourite designs of Ejnar Pedersen - co-founder of PP Møbler - and in 1976 the company reissued the chair. It is still in their catalogue - PP66 - with an upholstered version - PP56 - added in 1989