PP68 Final Chair
This version is in Hans Wegner’s chosen frame colours, wood finishes available under the ‘covers 1’ option above. Hans J. Wegner designed his final dining chair aged 73 (1987) determined to let the design be guided by all he had learnt from previous work.
• One should sit in alternate positions and be comfortable.
• The chair must provide correct support for the elbows and the back.
• There must be plenty of space below the back rest, to leave plenty of room for the behind.
Final Chair PP68 is designed to be affordable and practical and as with many of Wegner’s other chair models it is available in this version PP68 with a seat of woven papercord or with an upholstered seat PP58 which has a slightly different construction to the chairs frame.
Ref: Hans J. Wegner. A Nordic Design Icon from Tønder. Edited by Anne Blond
The Final Chair is designed to be affordable and practical and as with many of Wegner’s other chair models it is available in this version (pp68) with a seat of woven papercord or with an upholstered seat (PP58), which has a slightly different construction to the chairs frame.
Both chairs pp68 and pp58 are clearly decended
from Wegner’s earlier ‘Cow Chair’ (pp505) and ‘Bull Chair’ (pp518), the so called called ‘Livestock Chairs’ in that the top rail is reminiscent of a pair of horns that can be pushed up against a table. The short armrests of pp 68 makes it easy to enter and move around the chair and like the ‘Cowhorn Chair’ are shortened so that it tucks neatly away the table. Space-saving is further enhanced as the chairs can also hang from a table top to make cleaning the floor easier.
It is also available in solid beech, ash or oak all of which are immensely strong with tenon joints that have been tested to withstand one ton of pulling strength that will outlast everyday use throughout your life – and your children’s and your grandchildren’s
The chair appears to be light, in spite of it being of solid wood. The appearance a result of the way in which the slightly conical legs taper towards to the upper portion of the back legs where they meet the top rail and the milling out of the top rails mid section where it touches the sitters back.
‘The Final Chairs’ are modern and robust, with a simplicity that is attractive even when painted and colours chosen for this version of the chair were made in collaboration with Hans J. Wegner’s Design Studio. They include ‘Japanese red’, a combination of red and brown which Wegner was personally very fond of.