Sturdy and safe, it's made from four pieces of wood that can be assembled and disassembled again and again - no tools are necessary. This makes the chair infinitely functional. It's also a great toy for children big and small. Peter's Chair was designed by Hans J. 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.
With his love of natural materials and his deep understanding of the need for furniture to be functional as well as beautiful, Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) made mid-century Danish design popular on an international scale. He began his career as a cabinetmaker in 1931 and subsequently entered the Copenhagen School of Arts & Crafts. After receiving his architectural degree in 1938, he worked as a designer in Arne Jacobsen and Erik Muller's architectural office before establishing his own office in 1943.
Discover more about Hans J. Wegner's most famous chair design in our CH24 Wishbone chair article.