I have been blogging about Arita porcelain for a while,
This time we will introduce you to Nordic vintage furniture for the first time in a while.
Today we would like to introduce you to the PP105 easy chair designed by Hans J. Wegner in the 1950s with Børge Mogensen.
At the time, Wegner and Mogensen created a series of chairs, tables and sofas for the FDB's then-current campaign to make quality furniture affordable for the common man. Ta.
FDB is the abbreviation for Danish Co-operative Federation (Fællesforeningen for Danmarks Brugsforeninger). This organization, which was started by Mr. Christian Sonne in 1866, is a cooperative founded with the aim of "contributing to the daily lives of ordinary people."
In 1942, FDB's furniture department was established, and the FDB Mobler was born based on the organization's desire to improve the quality of life of the Danish people from the angle of interior business.
FDB Mobler is a furniture manufacturer supervised by Koa Clint and headed by Børge Mogensen.
For furniture design, famous Danish designers such as Hans J. Wegner and Arne Jacobsen have created numerous masterpieces from FDB Mobler, which has become a well-known Danish furniture masterpiece and continues to be loved today.
I've digressed a little, but I will continue to introduce the chair.
At that time, the two had to design multiple types of furniture for the FDB campaign, and in order to divide the design rights, Mogensen made the sofa and Wegner made the chair.
PP Mobler then partnered with Wegner to improve the PP105, and in 1979 production was officially resumed by PP Mobler.
This chair has a traditional Danish design and classic design, and although there are traces of collaboration with Mogensen, it is a work that shows Wegner's passion for the traditional British Windsor style, which was often manufactured in the 17th century. is.
The Windsor chair is a chair that began to be manufactured in England in the late 17th century. At first, the Windsor chair was mainly used in the residences and dining halls of local landlords, but eventually it spread to inns, offices, and middle-class homes, and became widely used. Ta.
Wegner was inspired by the "redesign" advocated by Koa Klint, who is also called the father of modern Danish design, and designed from the "China chair" designed from the Chinese Ming style chair and the British Windsor chair. He is known for researching classical-style chairs such as the Peacock Chair, which was designed in the 1960s, and creating new designs from it.
The design of the PP105 chair also reflects the unique characteristics of the Windsor chair, which is often seen in the long-established British manufacturer ERCOL.
Respect history and tradition, keep design as simple as possible, and contribute to people's quality of life.
Through this chair, I feel that Wegner's passion for interior design and his sincere personality can be felt.