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Photo: Jens Mourits Sørensen

Photo: Katja Kejser & Kasper Holst Pedersen

Photo: Mikkel Adsbøl

Photo: Katja Kejser & Kasper Holst Pedersen

Photo: Katja Kejser & Kasper Holst Pedersen

Photo: Katja Kejser & Kasper Holst Pedersen

Photo: Katja Kejser & Kasper Holst Pedersen

Photo: Katja Kejser & Kasper Holst Pedersen

Photo: Katja Kejser & Kasper Holst Pedersen

Photo: Jens Mourits Sørensen

Photo: Katja Kejser & Kasper Holst Pedersen

Photo: Mikkel Adsbøl

Photo: Katja Kejser & Kasper Holst Pedersen

Photo: Katja Kejser & Kasper Holst Pedersen

Photo: Katja Kejser & Kasper Holst Pedersen

Photo: Katja Kejser & Kasper Holst Pedersen

Photo: Katja Kejser & Kasper Holst Pedersen

pp19
THE TEDDY BEAR CHAIR, 1951

Be embraced by the great bear paws of this all time maximum comfort easy chair. Consider it an investment for life as gifted Danish craftsmen spend at least two weeks hand crafting each chair to the highest standards. The solid wooden frame is strongly joint and shaped to form a solid base for the comprehensive traditional upholstery work.

Four natural materials constitute the comfortable upholstery: cotton fibre, palm fibre, flax fibre and horsehair. And of course metal springs, providing sensitive support for the back. With this kind of genuine upholstery you will have a chair that will wear in rather than wear out. This chair will be softer and even more comfortable with the use that is applied to it.

Initiating production of the frames in 1953, the Teddy Bear Chair was the first Hans J. Wegner design to be produced at PP Møbler, and it marked the beginning of a life-long passionate collaboration involving generations of craftsmen and countless hours of work in the workshop developing prototypes and production techniques for numerous Wegner models. And yet the Teddy Bear Chair remains the most exclusive piece of them all.

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pp19 comes with both leather or fabric upholstered seat. The piping and buttons can be customized with leather or fabric.
The Teddy Bear Chair received its name after a critic had referred to its armrests as 'great bear paws embracing you from behind'. In the later years, the Teddy Bear Chair has been one of the most popular Wegner designs of all.

As early as 1953, PP Møbler became the sub-supplier of the frames for the Teddy Bear Chair. And even though PP Møbler did not get its own Wegner designs until 1969, the actual cooperation began here. This cooperative effort was followed by development work on many of Wegner's prototypes.

Production of frames for the Teddy Bear Chair at PP Møbler's workshop in the 1950'ies. The man in the background is the co-founder of PP Møbler Lars Peder Pedersen.

PP Møbler resumed the production of this chair in celebration of the workshop's 50th anniversary in 2003. Originally it was designed for AP Stolen in 1951 by Hans J. Wegner. Wegner also designed a foot-rest for the Teddy Bear Chair - the pp120 stool.
HANS J. WEGNER

Gallery
Materials
For guidance only. Wood varies in colour and structure.

Soaptreated

Oak
Ash

Oil treated

Oak
Ash
Cherry
Walnut

Lacquered

Oak
Ash
Cherry
Walnut
Lineart
Easy chairs
Collection
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