Hans J. Wegner, a Pair of 1977 Limited Edition Walnut Armchairs “China Chairs”
Hans J. Wegner: A pair of flamed walnut armchairs “China chairs”. Loose seat cushion upholstered with black leather, fitted with buttons. Model 4283. Designed 1944. Manufactured 1977 by Fritz Hansen with maker’s silver plaque in back. The China chair was designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1944. Wegner found inspiration for this timeless Classic in Chinese chairs from the 17th-18th centuries. The China chair epitomizes his lifelong quest to understand the nature of wood and explore its possibilities. In Wegner’s modern interpretation of ancient Chinese chairs, he unfolds his talent as a wood craftsman along with his flair for expressive and sculptural functionalism.
Limited edition of 250 chairs made in 1977. Present chairs with no. 217/250. and 054/250