Hans J. Wegner was born in 1914 in Tønder, Denmark, the son of a shoemaker. At the age of 17, he finished his apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker with H. F. Stahlberg, in whose workshops Wegner’s first design experiments took form. He moved to Copenhagen as a 20 year-old, and attended the School of Arts and Crafts from 1936 – 1938 before he began working as an architect. As a young architect, Wegner joined Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller in Århus, working on furniture design for the new Århus city hall in 1940. It was during the same year that Wegner began collaborating with master cabinetmaker, Johannes Hansen, who was a driving force in bringing new furniture design to the Danish public.
Among Danish furniture designers, Hans J. Wegner is considered one of the most creative and productive. He is often referred to as the master of the chair – having designed more than 500 of them; many of these are considered masterpieces of chair design and continue to be collector’s items around the world.
Peter’s Chair is a design classic and an ideal gift for small children. Sturdy and safe, it’s made from four pieces of wood that can be assembled and disassembled again and again – no tools are necessary. That makes the chair functional, plus, it’s a great toy. Peter’s Chair was designed by Wegner as a present for the baby son of Wegner’s friend and colleague Børge Mogensen. In the war years quality furniture was hard to find – so he made his own. The chair is designed to accompany the CH411 table. Designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1944.
Chair: 16.5″ W x 12.6″ D x 18.5″ H. Table: 28.3″ W x 17.7″ D x 18.1″ H
It is made in solid untreated maple and beech hardwood to be completely safe for children of all ages.