Presented: Stockholm Furniture Fair 2015, Stockholm
Stylepark-ID: 05.1498.00081
Categories: Home furnitureSeating furniturearmchairs
Product description

In the summer of 1945, Hans J. Wegner (1917-2007) and Børge Mogensen (1914-72) were spending their summer holidays with their families in a summer cottage on Zealand’s northern coast. Never able to sit idle for long, the two young architects passed the time conceiving and designing furniture for the upcoming Cabinetmakers’ Guild Furniture ‘Family Apartment Interiors’ Exhibition.

By the end of the summer, together Wegner and Mogensen had designed an armchair and a sofa and agreed that Mogensen would take credit for the spoke-back sofa, while Wegner opted to lend his name to the Spoke-back Chair, 1788.

Given Wegner’s passion for functionality and comfort, 1788 features a straight back, a wide seat and high armrest, giving the armchair an almost sculptural appearance. More than anyone, Wegner understood the nature of wood and its possibilities and limitations, a fact clearly reflected in 1788’s construction and perfect joints.

Width 655 mm
Height 880 mm
Depth 700 mm
Seat finish with upholstery
Height of seat 435 mm
Base finish with legs
Backrest finish with back padding
Armrest finish with armrests
Material oak
Colors black
shades of grey
shades of brown

Fredericia, Denmark

Hans J. Wegner