PP 250 Valet chair by Hans Wegner, 1953

£6,775.00£7,395.00

PP 250 Valet chair designed by Hans Wegner for PP Mobler

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The Valet chair was inspired by a conversation Wegner had with architect Steen Eiler Rasmussen and designer Kay Bojesen where they discussed what they did with their clothes when they took them off in the evening. The solution to this problem was a chair which had four legs and an integrated coat-hanger shape held on a pair of verticle supports. This variant was ordered by the Danish King, Frederik IX, but Wegner was not 100% satisfied with it.

He redeveloped the chair to have 3 legs and finalised the design to what we see today. In fact the chair is not entirely comfortable to sit on, but there is one mitigating circumstance in that the chair wasn’t really meant for sitting, but rather to serve as a piece of sculptural hotel furniture for the busy businessmen who probably comprised the majority of hotel guests in the 1950s. Here the guest had a piece of furniture where he could place his coat on a hanger specifically made for the purpose, when he flipped the seat up he had a place to hang his trousers (while keeping the creases sharp) and reveal a tray in which to store his small change, keys, and pocket contents.

Pricing

Non-Refundable 50% deposit taken at time of order, final 50% invoiced on shipping from Europe and due before delivery.

Delivery

Made-to-order: 6-8 weeks

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PP 250 Valet chair designed by Hans Wegner for PP Mobler

The Valet chair was inspired by a conversation Wegner had with architect Steen Eiler Rasmussen and designer Kay Bojesen where they discussed what they did with their clothes when they took them off in the evening. The solution to this problem was a chair which had four legs and an integrated coat-hanger shape held on a pair of verticle supports. This variant was ordered by the Danish King, Frederik IX, but Wegner was not 100% satisfied with it.

He redeveloped the chair to have 3 legs and finalised the design to what we see today. In fact the chair is not entirely comfortable to sit on, but there is one mitigating circumstance in that the chair wasn’t really meant for sitting, but rather to serve as a piece of sculptural hotel furniture for the busy businessmen who probably comprised the majority of hotel guests in the 1950s. Here the guest had a piece of furniture where he could place his coat on a hanger specifically made for the purpose, when he flipped the seat up he had a place to hang his trousers (while keeping the creases sharp) and reveal a tray in which to store his small change, keys, and pocket contents.
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Finishes

Seat:
pp58 comes with an upholstered seat in fabric or leather
pp68 has a natural papercord plaited seat available in either natural colour or black and is also available to buy from Three Magdalen Street

Wood:
Frame in Oak, Maple, Pine or Cherry in the following finishes: soaptreated, clear bio oil, white bio oil or clear lacquered (not all finishes are available for every wood).

Additions: Walnut, Teak or Wenge Seats plus optional Felt pads

PP250 dimensions

height: 95 cm
width: 51 cm
depth: 50 cm
seat height: 45cm

Delivery + Payment

Made-to-order: 4-8 weeks
Non-Refundable deposit taken at time of order, final 50% invoiced on shipping from Europe and due before delivery.

Additional information

Dimensions N/A
Wood

Soaped Oak, Clear bio-oil Oak, White bio-oil Oak, Clear lacquer Oak