1788 Chair - by Hans J. Wegner

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The origins of this chair began back in 1945, when Hans J. Wegner and his colleague and friend Børge Mogensen designed a presentation for the annual exhibition of the Copenhagen Cabinetmaker’s Guild called “A Home For the Future”. At the central focus of their stand was a living room, where they presented a fresh vision for functional furniture. The outcome for Wegner was his lightweight wooden design with interchangeable cushions.

Wegner’s 1788 Chair was finessed years later in 1974 to arrive at the current design. True to its original concept, the spoke-back chair features a stunning profile in the sloping armrests, reflecting his signature sculptural details and talent for working with wood.

As part of the Spoke-Back Collection, the 1788 Chair has an exposed wooden construction that’s an intrinsic part of the design, as well as cushions attached with visible straps. The Spoke-Back Collection reflects Wegner's work with Windsor chair methodology.

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