Key facts

Product:
pp40 | Paper Basket
Family:
pp40 | Paper Basket
Manufacturer:
PP Møbler >
Designer:
Hans J. Wegner >
Architonic ID:
1390128
Country:
Denmark
Launched:
1943
Manufacturer groups :
Bathroom accessories-Bath waste bins >
Living room/Office accesso...-Waste baskets >
Groups:
Bathroom accessories-Bath waste bins >
Living room/Office accesso...-Waste baskets >

Product description

The Paper Basket was designed for Aarhus townhall. Wegner was assigned by Arne Jacobsen to design all of the interiors for this presticious project. This resulted in many interesting chairs and desks some of which were only produced for the project.
The idea of the Paper Basket is quite simple. A solid base connected to the top ring by fourteen vertical slats. All components are made of solid wood.
The top ring is particularly interesting as the original drawing for the Paper Basket shows a laminated circular construction. A principle similar to that implemented more than forty years later in the production of the Circle Chair.
However, the Paper Baskets made for Aarhus townhall did not make use of this construction. Instead they were made of several sections of solid wood joined together.
This controversy between the drawing and the products realized from it is a testimony to the complex challenges of such a laminated ring construction. A challenge we finally overcame with the making of the Circle Chair in 1986.