Originally this chair was designed by Hans J. Wegner for the DSB (Danish Rail) ferries, however DSB ended up choosing another of Wegners chairs, PP 208. Subsequently he continued working on the design, and in 1987 PP Møbler started the actual production of PP 58 and PP 68.
The chair is based on simplicity, durability, and functionality. Wegner has created a straight forward, usable object, claiming to be nothing other than what it is, a chair.
With PP 58 and PP 68 Wegner created comfortable dining chairs suitable for long, cosy evenings around the dining table. As opposed to many of Wegner's more elaborate models, the short armrests have been designed enabling them to, partially, fit under the table.
PP 58 has an upholstered seat, whereas PP 68 has a plaited seat available in either natural colour or black.