Key facts

Product:
pp501 | The Chair
Family:
pp501/503 | The Chair
Manufacturer:
PP Møbler
Designer:
Hans J. Wegner
Architonic ID:
1002887
Country:
Denmark
Launched:
1949
Groups:
Seating-Chairs
Office chair...-Visitors chairs/Side chairs
Lounge area/Waiting ...-Waiting area chairs
Seating/seating system...-Restaurant chairs
Gastronomy-Restaurant chairs
Religious furniture-Church chairs

Product family

Concept

PP Møbler resumed the production of this elegant design icon in 1993. 'The Round One' as Wegner referred to it with his usual provincial modesty, is perhaps the most famous Danish piece of furniture of them all - which says a bit.

Already a year after the production of this chair startet at Johannes Hansen Møbelsnedkeri A/S, it was noticed by the American magazine for design and architecture, 'Interiors'. This turned out to be the beginning of Danish design's great international breakthrough. Yet, Wegner remained rather unimpressed with his own creation 'They could have made this hundreds of years ago - nothing new here' he uttered at several occasions, referring to the basically very traditional construction.

PP 503 was designed in 1950 and differs from PP 501 by its upholstered seat. PP Møbler's contribution to The Chair has been to improve it in several respects, securing an even longer life of The Chair.