Captain's Chair PP62/PP52

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One of the most lasting and classic of all Wegner’s chairs. Its frame is strictly geometrical and the armrests embrace the person seated while the gracious backrest provides state of the art comfort.
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The Captain’s Chair combines a length of steam bent wood with two pieces of solid wood cut from a 2½ inch plank in line of one another and paired. 

The steam bent and the solid parts are visually divided by a piece of contrasting veneer and the two pieces of solid wood in the back are connected with contrasting wood tenons. The construction of the Captain’s Chair is extremely difficult to execute, there is no room for error, the joints have to be perfect every time.

In 1978 more than 600 special versions of the PP52 chair were delivered to the DFDS ferry ‘Dana Anglia’ which was to sail between Denmark and England. In 1982 a customer turned up with one of the special versions exclusively made for the ferry with its seat missing. Obviously lost at sea, he found it one morning on a beach on the west coast of Denmark. The customer got a new seat. The chair itself was completely intact.

PP62 comes with a paper cord seat. Paper cord is at its core woven paper and has an incredible tensile strength and durability. Weaving seats takes a lot of experience, the symmetry of the final result depends on an even pull each time the cord is tightened.

PP52 comes with an upholstered seat.


Dimensions Width 22.8", Depth 18.8", Height 25.9"- 26.7",  Seat height 16.9" - 17.7"

Materials Available in oak or ash. Seat in paper chord, fabric or leather.

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