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Peacock Chair Ideas

Peacock Chair Ideas

The PP550 chair, commonly known as the Peacock Chair, is possibly   one of the lesser-known designs by Hans J. Wegner.  Even so, at least in part due to its   unusual and elegant appearance, the chair has achieved a very special place   in the history of interior design.


Hans J. Wegner, nicknamed “The Master of the Chair”,   designed the Oculus chair.  It was his   great passion for chair design that eventually made Wegner a legendary figure   in Danish modernism and a world-famous furniture designer.  He created more than 500 chairs, many of   which went into mass production.

The prototype of the Peacock Chair was introduced in 1947 and was   put into operation by Johannes Hansen shortly after it was launched by the   furniture company Møbelsnedkeri A / S.    Unfortunately, production didn’t last long and soon after the chair   shared the fate of many of Wegner’s designs, including the Shell Chair and   the Elbow Chair.  The chair was   forgotten for almost half a century before it gained enough attention and   became commercially available again.

The Peacock Chair was brought back to life in 1992 by the   furniture company PP Møbler.  This   furniture design classic produced under the new brand was immediately   commercially successful and ultimately fulfilled Wegner’s basic conviction.  that a chair is only ready when someone is   actually sitting in it.


The shape of the chair is rather ascetic, but still refined and   unusual.  Its design embodies the   famous credo of its creator, which states: “A chair should not have a rear   view.  It should be beautiful from all   sides and angles.  “In fact, the   chair with its famous curves looks very appealing and elegant at every angle.   A light, attractive and comfortable lounge chair that feels just as modern   today as it did more than half a century ago. An excellent example of   Wegner’s constant pursuit of organic Simplicity to create sculptural beauty,   comfort, and outstanding stability.

The Peacock Chair is further proof that Hans J. Wegner was way   ahead of his time when it came to the design of wooden furniture.  The chair’s minimalist and no-nonsense   appearance can lead one to believe that it is relatively easy to make, which   is very far from the truth.  Due to the   use of steam bent solid wood components, the chair requires perfect   craftsmanship and a thorough understanding of woodworking.  Hans J. Wegner was inspired by the British   Windsor Chair for his design.  Wegner’s   version, however, has shorter legs and a more generous backrest that is   slightly leaned back, which indicates a comfortable, relaxing lounge feeling.  The backrest consists of the steam-bent   arch and spindles that are flattened in the approximate area of ??a person’s   shoulder blades.

The backrest gives the chair its exotic appearance and is   reminiscent of a bird’s tail plumage.    Hence the name of the chair – “The Peacock Chair”.  The high level of comfort is due to the   hand-woven seat shell made of paper cord.    The pattern in which the seat is woven is similar to the seat of the   Wishbone Chair.  The chair is supported   by four short dowel legs that are clamped together for added strength.  An extremely low center of gravity makes   the chair very stable and balanced.    The PP550 is made of ash and is available in a soap, oil or paint   finish.  If customers find the   monochrome scheme too monotonous, they can order the chair’s sloping armrests   to be made from much darker teak.

Although the chair looks like a masterpiece of modern art, it is   fully functional and very comfortable.    This timeless piece of furniture still looks extravagant and   fascinating and is a great, tasteful addition to any modern   interior.

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