The Dolphin Chair (long version) by Hans J. Wegner (1950)


“Delfinstolen” JH-510 by Hans J Wegner made on oak and cane with brass fittings. The Dolphin Chair was designed for the Cabinetmakers´ Guild furniture exhibition in Copenhagen in 1950 and produced by cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen. It has a fantastic construction and its beauty is hard to deny. Like the majority …

“Delfinstolen” JH-510 by Hans J Wegner made on oak and cane with brass fittings. The Dolphin Chair was designed for the Cabinetmakers´ Guild furniture exhibition in Copenhagen in 1950 and produced by cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen. It has a fantastic construction and its beauty is hard to deny. Like the majority of Wegner’s furniture the Dolphin Chair is elegant from all angles and the chair’s beautiful wood works like a magnet on his fans. The Dolphin Chair is moreover a folding chair, making it even more fantastic, as this places another great demand on the design of the chair. The chair never actually went into production; only a few specimens were made – in a short and a long version. This sculptural and magnificently crafted chair is the perfect example of the unique collaboration that took place between the master cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen and the gifted furniture designer Hans J. Wegner. Their collaboration went on for many years, and included a yearly exhibition of their joint efforts at the Cabinetmakers’ Guild furniture exhibition starting in 1941 and up to the last of these exhibitions in 1966. Produced by Johannes Hansen, Denmark.

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