Craftsmanship and Hans Wegner

October 11th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

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On a recent trip out to Montauk, my girlfriend and I made a stop at Wyeth in Wainscott. To our surprise the Wyeth showroom was featuring only Hans Wegner furniture. First the surprise, then the awe.

It’s one thing to walk into a modern furniture gallery/showroom these days and marvel at the great pieces they have. It’s another thing to walk into a showroom filled with Hans Wegner pieces. I’m new to furniture, only recently starting to familiarize myself with the different designers and periods. Mr. Wegner is special. He is one of the masters of Danish modern design. The craftsmanship is impeccable. His chairs are actually comfortable. The Swivel Chair was my favorite, one of the best desk chairs I’ve ever sat in (images 02 thru 04). The Papa Bear Chair was the one you melt into, it should be required in every home for healthy living (image 05). It cradles your body as if you were a gentle and frail thing but giving you support and stability at the same time. Sorry if that’s not the best description but it feels like that. Included in this post are detail photos of Fruit Bowls which are actual fruit bowls but some are large enough to be used as coffee tables (image 06 and 07). Folding Chair was designed to be hung on your wall when folded (image 08). There’s a whole lot more by Mr. Wegner and I highly recommend you see this collection under one roof as you probably won’t for a long time, if ever. One more thing, these are original pieces on view not replicas.

Almost forgot to tell you, we inquired about the price for the Swivel Chair and Papa Bear Chair.

As we drove away we reminded ourselves of that great lesson…if you have to ask the price, you can’t afford it.

Go see…

Hans Wegner at Wyeth
3654 Montauk Highway (at Wainscott Harbor Road)
Tel/Fax: 631-604-2103
Call for off-season hours or to schedule an appointment.