Swivel Office Chair by Hans J. Wegner
The Swivel Chair is a special piece of furniture. Its true beauty lies within the details and stories hidden in its design. For us, it is the ultimate task chair.
The Swivel Chair might be less famous, but is arguably a more beautiful rendition of “The Chair”. It is uncompromising with comfort and ergonomics as overriding considerations. The top bar, made of solid wood and twisted like a propeller, is separated from the remaining frame and completed at the very limit of what is possible for full ergonomic advantage.
Like numerous other Wegner designs, the Swivel Chair was to be produced by Danish craftsmen with not a second thought for cost-minimising industrial production. It presents huge challenges for the joiner, the upholsterer and the blacksmith, as it demands time-consuming work that must not be compromised in any way. Solid teak back. Chrome-plated steel. Seat upholstered with black leather.
In 2000, Dutch firm PP Mobler has decided to bring the icon back to production.
Hans J. Wegner
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