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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, and along comes at least two weeks of thorough work of Danish craftsmen. Hand build from the bottom up with a solid wooden frame strongly joined and shaped to make a proper base for the comprehensive upholstery work.

Apart from the seat cushion no foam is used in the upholstery - only four basic natural materials; cotton fibre, palm fibre, flax fibre and horse hair. And then of course springs carefully build up to support the back.

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 remained the most exclusive piece of them all.
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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