Bar Bench


pp 589

“I often start out designing something for myself. Something I want for myself” (Hans J. Wegner)

This was certainly true of the Bar Bench which Wegner designed for his own private entrance hall. Employing simple means, the bench provides practical intermediate seating while appearing to transparently blend in with the surrounding interior and light.

RefHans J. Wegner. A Nordic Design Icon from Tønder. Edited by Anne


The Bar Bench was designed in 1953, the same year as the fabulous pp521 Upholstered Peacock Chair was designed, and these two beautiful pieces of furniture were often presented together. Obviously the Bar Bench is such a strong design that despite the fact that it was designed for an entrance hall, it will suit many other purposes.

pp 589 is not only perfect for seating, use the bench as a display surface for your favorite coffee table books or for your indoor plants.