The Wegner Style The Chair aka The Round One is a high quality reproduction in the style of the original design.
The PP 501 or "the round one" as Wegner himself called it was first exhibited in 1949. One year later it was shown on the cover of the American magazine Interiors, who referred to it as the world's most beautiful chair. In 1960, the TV company CBS bought twelve copies of the chair for the first live broadcast of an election debate; between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. It was Kennedy who requested this chair; he wanted a comfortable chair for his aching back. 70 million people watched the Wegner chair on live broadcast and it was even mentioned in the newspaper election reports the day after.
The name Hans J Wegner is only used to describe the characteristics of the goods made to the original design, and not as a trade mark.
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