Set of four ‘Bull’ armchairs model JH 518 designed by Hans Wegner for Johannes Hansen,
Denmark, 1961.

Oak and cognac leather.

Provenance: From a private Danish collection.

This chair model was presented at The Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition in 1961.

The curved backrest of Hans Wegner’s model JH 518 extends into armrests resembling strong bull horns — hence the name ‘Bull’, which is emphasized by slightly splayed tapering legs. With its wide leather seat and excellent support for the back and arms, the ‘Bull’ provides comfortable seating. The design is further characterised by six contrasting tenons that are decorative whilst securing the structure.

Hans Wegner (1914 - 2007) is one of the most renowned Danish furniture designers. He is often referred to as “the master of the chair”. Combining simplicity and functionality with exquisite forms, his aesthetic legacy is unparalleled in Scandinavian design history. Wegner was part of the generation that created what is today referred to as the Golden Age of modern Danish design. To realize his now iconic pieces, Wegner frequently collaborated with the master cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen whose initials can be found in the model name JH 518.

H: 72.5 cm/ 2' 4 1/2"
W (seat): 56 cm/ 22"
W (armrests): 72 cm/ 2' 4 1/4"
D (seat): 44 cm/ 17 1/4"
D (total): 52 cm/ 20 1/2"
SH: 44 cm/ 17 1/4"

Literature: Grete Jalk [ed.]. “40 Years of Danish Furniture Design”, 1957 - 1966, Vol. 4, pp. 162–163.

Price: on application

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