Vintage Hans Wegner for C.M. Madsens 'W2' Chair in Oak; Denmark, 1950s
A lovely example of the early work of the 20th century's master of seating design, Hans J. Wegner. The sculpted oak backrest or top-rail employed here was developed as part of a family of innovative seating designs of the 1950s including Wegner's famous round ch air, his cow-horn chair, the heart chair, as well as his rarer roman and bull chairs. The inclination, placement, shape, and body contact of the top-rail was an area of constant research and experimentation during Wegner's formative years as a designer. In an effort to produce the most ergonomically advanced seating in the world, Wegner was tireless in exploring new forms and systems of open-frame seating design. Having been trained as a cabinetmaker in his youth, and being an avid student of the history of design throughout his mature life, Wegner always prioritized strength and comfort in his chairs, this is one of the reasons that his work remains functional and collectable decades later.
C. M. Madsens(Manufacturer),
Hans J. Wegner (Designer)
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Good. Gorgeous patina, structurally perfect. .
Wear consistent with age and use
29.75 in.Hx19.5 in.Wx18 in.D