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Peacock Chair by Hans J. Wegner for PP Møbler, in Ash PP550



Peacock Chair designed by Hans J. Wegner for PP Møbler is an easy chair with a natural papercord seat. The Peacock Chair is historically anchored in the classic British Windsor Chair. As were the case with many of his early works, Wegner updated his sources of inspiration to a modern version while adding sophisticated details that required the greatest accuracy from highly skilled craftsmen.

Its modern lines are not only a matter of looks but also a feat of ergonomic aesthetics. The flat part of the sticks, which give it the peacock-like appearance, are placed where the shoulder blades meet the chair's back, creating a comfortable seat back. It's armrests are in a contrasting wood that creates more dimension throughout the chair.

Chair retains its original label. 

With the Peacock Chair, Wegner discovered just where the soul of the chair lies: in the top rail. Perhaps his work in bending the Chinese chair's top rail had led to the recognition that the chair's greatest potential for expression was found there. The Peacock is a bold example of expressiveness. Finn Juhl, the most avant-garde-seeking and form-challenging furniture designer of the time, gave the chair its appreciative name. Thus, it became the first in a series of designs with animal names by Wegner's hand: his creations would eventually be christened cow horns, buffalo, bulls, oxen, bears, dolphins, and other animals. Yet the poetic interpretation of animals was not what most interested the modest, rational cabinetmaker. He left it to others to name his fantastic but unpretentious designs.

Dimensions: 41.5”H x 27.5"W x 19.75"D

Seat height: 14.5”

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