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Wegner J16 Footstool

$1,800.00

The J16 Stool is the rocking chair's faithful companion. Featuring the same cord and visual lingo, its sturdy structure of solid wood enables it to double as a small stool.

Borge Mogensen and Hans J. Wegner, both born in 1914, were both colleagues and friends, and the two Danish designers worked together on a number of exhibition projects. One of them was the annual Copenhagen Cabinetmaker’s Guild Exhibition in 1945, where Mogensen and Wegner designed and presented “A Home For the Future”.

The centerpiece of Mogensen and Wegner’s stand was the living room, in which they presented a new vision for lightweight and functional furniture. Even though the Spoke-back series was acclaimed for its innovation, it was also regarded as too sophisticated for the modest post-war culture, and the Spoke-back sofa did not go into production until 1963. In 1974 Wegner redesigned the 1788 easy chair to arrive at the current design.

The Spoke-back Sofa materializes Mogensen’s idea of a sofa with a reclining side and it was originally exhibited without back cushions. Hans J. Wegner’s spoke-back chair provides a comfortable seat with beautiful profiling in the armrests that reveals Wegner’s sculptural talents.

20.47"W x 14.96"D x 16.54"H

Footstool in solid wood (Oak is FSC® Certified)
Woven seat of paper cord

Items marked quickstep are in stock and lead times are typically 1-3 weeks. Otherwise, please allow 12-14 weeks for delivery.

Designer

One of the most prolific Danish talents of his time, Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) designed roughly 500 chairs, many of which have become classics that are still in production today. Wegner is part of the “Golden Age’ of modern Danish design, known for his fascination with wood and for infusing functional designs with a poetic, playful edge. His work played a vital role in making Danish Modernism popular on an international scale.

Brand

Fredericia is a family-owned and B Corp-certified design company established in 1911. We are co-founders of Danish Modern Design and are deeply committed to transparency, authentic materials, and human empathy.

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