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Photo: Erik Brahl

CIRCLE CHAIR

HANS J. WEGNER 1986

A laminated ring with stretched, wide-meshed net. One of the experiments that proved to be an international success.

It was necessary for master of crafts Søren Holst Pedersen and master journeyman Henry Fisker to develop a special machine for manufacturing it in wood - which Wegner himself actually did not think was even possible.

The Circle Chair was Wegner and PP Møbler's contribution to the SE Exhibition in 1986. And, as usual, the prototype was not completed before the very last moment - the morning of the show to be exact. Consequently, the chair was rushed of to the show by master of crafts Ejnar Pedersen in his car - which happened to break down on the way.

But in a stunning display of resourcefulness, Ejnar managed to persuade a bypassing truck driver to take the chair to the show. Fortunately, the unknown man kept his promise and, thus, all ended well. But he could of course simply have chosen to leave with the chair.

Designers

HANS J. WEGNER

Prototypes

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