WNG Chair, 1937

The WNG chair was designed by Magnus Læssøe Stephensen in 1937. The chair’s significant design was no doubt ahead of its time and truly a forerunner for years to come. 

The WNG Chair’s rounded shape is puffed up with the upholstery, which enhances its childlike chubbiness, and invites you to sit. The wings that Magnus Læssøe Stephensen gave the stool became an element that continued to inspire not only his own designs in the coming years, but many other furniture designers.

Availabilty : 16 weeks

details

designer country of origin warranty
Magnus Læssøe Stephensen Denmark

dimensions

H 76cm 

W 60cm

D 50cm

SH 46cm

material

Textile or leather upholstery & solid oak wood.

Danish Art weaving: Royal 16
ROMO: Linara
Bute: Storr 0612
Kvadrat: Hallingdal, Fiord,
Remix, Steelcut Trio & Chambray
Stolz: Vegetal Leather 95

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Magnus Læssøe Stephensen

It was not meant as a compliment when old cabinetmakers called the young architect Magnus Læssøe Stephensen “a revolutionary”. But in a sense they were right. His curating of the important Annual Guild Exhibition was one of the starting points of the “revolution”, which later came to be known as the Golden Age of Danish Design. As curator, Magnus Læssøe Stephensen banned the usual bourgeois polished mahogany drawing room interior from the exhibition. Instead he demanded that the cabinetmaker should cooperate with architects to present a vision of an entire interior for a two bedroom flat, like those most ordinary people were moving into! Bang! 

 

A new democratic mind-set, suggesting that design was about improving people’s lives, and a mind-set that resulted in an unpretentious aesthetic, where function and respect for craftsmanship is central. This aesthetic has since become synonymous with Nordic design.

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