The Danish designer Hans Wegner produced several hundred chairs in his long life-time (he died in 2007 at age 92). “The good chair is a task one is never completely done with,” he said. No wonder that with such a vast trove to draw on, there has been a steady stream of reissues, most recently, the Swivel chair, revived by PP Mobler, a company in Denmark.
What makes Swivel special is that Wegner rarely worked in anything but wood. The chair, which dates to 1955, has a gracefully drawn polished-steel frame. Wegner shaped the solid-wood backrest, with attached arms, to enhance its back support. The seat, covered in leather, adjusts from 15.7 inches to 18 inches high. Available in oak, ash or cherry in a wide range of finishes, Swivel starts at $12,300 (yes, you read that correctly) from Wyeth Home. You can contact Wyeth here.
Story written by Arlene Hirst for The New York Times 1/09/14