Wake-up call with eyes and fringes
by Uta Abendroth | 6/2/2015
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.
|Seat finish||with upholstery|
|Height of seat||435 mm|
|Base finish||with legs|
|Backrest finish||with back padding|
|Armrest finish||with armrests|
shades of grey
shades of brown