Chinese Chair PP56
The PP56 version with the upholstered seat for a softer sitting experience was added in 1989. PP56 has a high and comfortable back and full length low armrests that fit well underneath the table top. The centre board is moulded with a bend high enough to offer proper support for the lower back.
The previous version of this chair the 'The Chinese Chair PP66' was designed in 1945 and became the quintessential modern outcome of Wegner's studies of Chinese chairs.
Wegner presented his first version of The Chinese Chair at the Cabinetmakers' Guild's Autumn Exhibition in 1943. He had been inspired by an old Chinese chair from the Ming dynasty that he had carefully studied in a book.
The Chinese Chair became a cornerstone for Wegner in his early line of designs inspired by foreign cultures. Completing at least seven individual prototypes of Chinese inspired chairs, Wegner worked intensely on modernising the traditional concept, and eventually The Chinese Chair evolved into the Round One, also called The Chair.
This chair is available in many fabric and leather options. Please click on the fabric/leather name below for images and number to your chosen material. After having placed an order please email email@example.com with your order number and the fabric/leather name and number.
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Fabric Group 1 - Svensson Rami
Fabric Group 2 - Svensson Rami Plus
Fabric Group 3 - Svensson Balance
Fabric Group 4 - Kvadrat Hallingdal
Fabric Group 5 - Kvadrat Tonica
Fabric Group 6 - Kjellerup - Blans
Height (total): 79cm
Height (arm rest): 67cm
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