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

Mahogany, Niger leather and brass.

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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