In 1989, at the age of seventy-five, Wegner was still able to design a conference chair that reminded the body of what optimal sitting comfort really is.
Ref: Hans J. Wegner. A Nordic Design Icon from Tønder. Edited by Anne Blond.
He had routinely designed conference chairs ever since the early 1940s when he was designing furnishings for Århus Town Hall. At the time he was inspired by a Spanish chair upholstered with loose fitting leather covers, an idea that was reflected in his later conference chairs. This includes PP240, although here both the upholstered
back and seat in fabric or leather form part of a fixed construction.
Located in Allerød, north of Copenhagen, PP Møbler regularly took over Johannes Hansen’s iconic chair designs, but Wegner also designed new chairs for PP. Three of these – PP124, PP114 (the Møller Chair) and PP240 – have a visual kinship, since they all have the distinctive V fan shaped back and beautiful solid armrests that narrow flowing almost unnoticeably into the chair’s front legs, in spite of the almost 90° angle where the horizontal armrest and vertical leg join.
PP240 is particularly well suited to conference and restaurant tables, where the seated person is in for a long stay.