Hans J. Wegner designed his iconic Papa Bear chair, model AP19, in 1950's for A.P. Stolen.
New foam and new kvadrat Hallingdal wooll fabric.
Professiona upholetery with very original way.
Just perfect condition.
*The stool in included in the set is not the matching Hans Wegner's ottoman but nicely works well to the chair and it is still good vintage teak stool. Original matching piece can be seperately purchased if you found one in the future, we can provide information of the fabric we used in the chair.
Mainly this posting is about the chair.
Danes were not big on marking things and AP Stolen seems to have marked stuff sometimes. So there may never have been a mark. Also the ink stamps are very suceptible to sunlight. They can fade and completely disappear. A few weeks behind the glass in a windowll will completely remove a stamp from paper. 60 years is a lot of time.
Danish controll mark was made from 1959 and from them there were stamped and labelling and this chair seems to be made before that period but there is the clear AP Stolen's inspection number and all the other details are legit.
*This is the early model of Papa bear before the Danish control mark produced. They made Danish control mark from 1959. Our Papa Bear Chair has only the inspection number stamp "17". no DFC medallian or other stamp. If you need more photos, please contact us.
Like many other Wegner chairs, The Papa Bear Chair seems to refer to the animal kingdom with its characteristically playful and organic design. The chair received its name after a critic had referred to its armrests as 'great bear paws embracing you from behind'. In the later years, The Papa Bear Chair has been one of the most popular Wegner designs of all.
Be embraced by the great bear paws of this all time maximum comfort easy chair. Consider it an investment for life as gifted Danish craftsmen spend at least two weeks hand crafting each chair to the highest standards. The solid wooden frame is strongly joint and shaped to form a solid base for the comprehensive traditional upholstery work.
Four natural materials constitute the comfortable upholstery: cotton fibre, palm fibre, flax fibre and horsehair. And of course metal springs, providing sensitive support for the back. With this kind of genuine upholstery you will have a chair that will wear in rather than wear out. This chair will be softer and even more comfortable with the use that is applied to it.
Initiating production of the frames in 1953, the Papa Bear Chair was the first Hans J. Wegner design to be produced at PP Møbler, and it marked the beginning of a life-long passionate collaboration involving generations of craftsmen and countless hours of work in the workshop developing prototypes and production techniques for numerous Wegner models. And yet the Papa Bear Chair remains the most exclusive piece of them all.
Iconic Danish Modern PAPA BEAR Chair by Hans J Wegner for AP Stolen
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Items can not be returned or exchanged.