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the ferry chairs

In 1982 PP Møbler was contacted by a customer, who wanted to buy a new seat for a pp52. He needed it for a chair, he found on the beach on the west coast of Denmark. He brought the chair to PP Møbler, and it turned out to be a special version exclusively made in 1978 for the ferry "Dana Anglia" that sailed between Denmark and England.

The chair had been lost from the ferry at sea and been on it's
own journey through the North Sea. The customer got a new seat - the chair it self was completely intact.

Later the manager of the ferry company called PP Møbler asking to buy two new chairs for the ferry in replacement of two chairs that had been damaged. Master of craftsmen Ejnar Pedersen wanted to deliver the two chairs free of charge arguing that the chairs should not break. "No", said the ferry manager, "we really want to buy the chairs. You see, the ferry has been through the most terrible storm while anchored. The entire inventory was completely destroyed piled up in the end of the ferry. It has all been replaced - except your chairs Mr. Pedersen. They were all intact - except two".

Now more than 30 years after the ferry's first journey, it has been renamed and upgraded several times and has sailed on a number of different routes in Denmark, United Kingdom, Holland, Poland, Norway and Sweden. But the chairs still remain on board!

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