The Round Chair
The Round Chair
10 years warranty
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The Finer Details
Inspired by Wegner’s 1949 design, The Chair was humbly known as “The Round Chair” due to its sculpted round backrest, however this chair has a less than humble history. When John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon met for the first ever televised election debate, they each sat in The Round Chair. From this moment, this Danish classic was adopted by the US as a favorite, and renamed “The Chair”. With a woven cane seat, and a back and armrest made of a continuous wooden semi-circle, it was acclaimed as the most beautiful chair in the world in the cover of the magazine “Interiors” in 1950.
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- Product Dimensions: H30.3 in x W25 in x D20.5 in
- Product Weight: 21 lbs
- Stackable: No
- Material: Solid ash wood
- SKU: 1451
- Seat Height: 17.3 in
- Seat Material: Rattan
- Armrest Height: 30 in
- Weight Limit: 220 lbs
- Leg Information: Solid ash wood
- Assembly Requirements: None required, it comes fully assembled
- No. of Cartons: 1
- Free Return Shipping: Yes
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Known as the “Master of Chairs”, Wegner was one of the most influential and leading figures around interior design through the 1940s to 1960s. His most iconic and recognisable work is often to be considered what’s simply called “The Chair”. When used in the 1960 US election debate between Kennedy and Nixon, the Chair’s (and Wegner’s) fame exploded.
It was far from his only work. Throughout his life, Wegner designed over 500 chairs, with 100 of those going into mass production. Combining a prolific productivity with an unmistakable eye for interior design, some of Wegner’s other best-known works included the Ox Chair, the Wing Chair and the Shell Chair.
Given the opportunity early in his career to work for Jacobsen, Wegner was able to refine his skills under another of Denmark’s leading designers. His talent was undeniable, and after several years he established his own workshop and started designing his “Chinese” chairs, which would lead to another of his most popular pieces, the Wishbone Style Chair.