Presented along with The Chair at the legendary 1949 Cabinetmaker’s Guild’s Autumn Exhibition, the Folding Chair is so elegantly solved that it could only have been created by Wegner. Although bearing an obvious reference in shape to the Barcelona Chair by the renowned Bauhaus architect Mies van der Rohe, the Folding Chair shows the unique skill and character of Wegner.
This modern and minimalistic construction is executed with a superb handling of the two basic natural materials solid wood and cane. The wooden handles serve as rests for the hands of the seated while providing a break in the otherwise continuous cane seat which makes it look well balanced rather than overdone.
While appearing straightforward and elegant in use the Folding Chair offers a tangible experience of the quality materials. But when hanging on the wall neatly folded it’s simply a breathtaking piece of art.