Even when Wegner was vacationing at his summer cottage with his family and some friends, his mind never stopped working. One day at the beach, he dug a hollow in the sand to experiment with sitting positions and found one in which you could be reclining yet still see your surroundings, thereby inventing a new way for a chair to hold someone. With the design of the Flag Halyard Chair, Wegner proved that he could create something radically innovative with new materials. There is little of the cabinetmaker's tradition in the chair, but there is plenty of handiwork for the person tasked with covering the chair
in 250 meters of flag halyard.
Enter: the Flag Halyard chair, a steel frame wrapped in rope commonly used for flagpoles.’
Hans J. Wegner’s perfectly lounge-able Flag Halyard chair for Getama. Designed in 1950, this is a rare second edition with the classic white frame (if you’re at the MoMA, check it out in their permanent collection). Painted steel frame, flag halyard rope, and an orange pillow. The original orange pillow can be reupholstered in leather or fabric to match your color pallet. Icelandic sheepskin included. Overall in excellent condition. Very little signs of use. Flag Halyard rope is in very good condition as it the white frame. Very few of these chairs around make it quite the collectable object and a piece of mid century history.
The the perfect chair for the collector.
Dimensions: 48L x 41 w x 31.5 H