Pair of armchairs designed by Hans J Wegner and Palle Suenson for CB Hansens Etablissement
Denmark, 1940s

This chair model from the 1940s was collaboratively realised by two of Denmark’s most influential furniture designers, Hans J Wegner and Palle Suenson. They designed it for the luxury liner “M/S Venus”, a grand ship built 1931 for the Bergen-Stavanger-Newcastle route, sunk by bombers in 1945, and later raised and rebuilt for resuming its passenger service from 1948.

The “M/S Venus” new imposing interior included these elegant and sturdy armchairs that are very comfortable. The contrasting use of brass nails for securing the Niger leather upholstery merges a classical chair aesthetic with a geometric, boxy shape. Both armchairs are in excellent condition.

H: 86 cm / 2' 10"
W: 53 cm / 1' 9"
D: 54 cm / 1' 9 1/4"
SH 48 cm / 1'7"

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