The chair: a piece with a lot of tradition and good good design

"The chair", is the nickname that United States chose for the Round chair (PP501) and it has every reason to be called this way. This piece of furniture is more than a chair for me, it is a piece of Danish design that awakens my senses. Try to touch it with your hands following the curves of the wood, observe how the joints have been worked and finally the functionality, simplicity and aesthetics of this famous chair.

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It is a chair that fulfills all the functions of one, there is no doubt, but it goes much further. Hans Wegner, the creator, aimed to create a piece of furniture based on the essential elements of a chair using wood as the material that would shape his design. Only glue joins each of the pieces, there are no nails or screws involved, only perfect joints. An organic and lightweight design, far from the heavy furniture of its time.

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Currently, with the help of CNC technology, the pieces can be turned more quickly, even so, craftsmen need to assemble the pieces and give them the last details to make it ready. Watch this video of how the process of its creation is.

Every detail has been so well thought out, developed and prototyped to ensure its stability that it ends up being the chair from which to learn to create chairs. I love this chair and yes, I need to save a lot to buy the 6 that I need for my dining room. I would not buy an imitation, furniture or objects like that with such tradition, passion and creativity should not be underestimated. On the contrary, we should value what is done in this way and what takes its time of creation, don’t you think?the chair 01 the chair 02

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  • Amber 2019-01-09 at 4:46 pm

    Great post! I honestly never thought about all of the design elements it takes to make something like a chair. Such an eye opener!

    • lacasadefreja 2019-01-10 at 1:58 pm

      Thanks Amber, so happy you liked the post!

  • Nancy 2019-01-10 at 1:20 am

    What a lovely post and a great chair!

    • lacasadefreja 2019-01-10 at 1:59 pm

      Thanks Nancy!

  • shay 2019-01-10 at 1:48 am

    what a beautifully designed chair.

    • lacasadefreja 2019-01-10 at 1:59 pm

      Its a beautiful chair 🙂

  • Alma 2019-01-10 at 4:37 am

    I will be moving back to The States soon I need all the interior design ideas I can get! Thanks for this!

    • lacasadefreja 2019-01-10 at 2:00 pm

      Great it can help you 🙂

  • Tara Verlee 2019-01-10 at 5:20 am

    Beautiful craftsmanship! My mom has also filled her home with chairs verses couches. She believes they are a piece of artwork, more comfortable and practical. I’ll have to share this with her!

    • lacasadefreja 2019-01-10 at 2:02 pm

      Exactly, beautiful to read that more people appreciate craftsmanship 🙂

  • Jen @Jenron Designs 2019-01-10 at 3:18 pm

    My mother always loved Danish Modern furniture back in the 50’s and 60’s when mid century modern was becoming a thing, so I grew up with this type of furniture my entire life. I am happy to see these beautiful pieces starting to make a come back again.

    • lacasadefreja 2019-01-10 at 9:09 pm

      That’s so lovely! Your mom has really good taste 🙂

  • Jill 2019-01-10 at 8:24 pm

    It’s such a funny thing to realize what artwork and craftsmanship goes into something we take so for granted. Such a beautiful thing, for sure.

    • lacasadefreja 2019-01-10 at 9:10 pm

      Amazing things can be done this way 🙂

  • Bri Adams 2019-01-13 at 8:12 am

    This is so cool! I love furniture craftmanship from all over the world! DIversity, even just among things like chairs, is amazing!


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