Hans J. Wegner (Denmark)

The Peacock Chair (1947)

When Finn Juhl first saw this chair, he immediately noticed its characteristic back and named it The Peacock Chair – a name which stuck with it. Despite the chair’s almost postmodern design, it was actually manufactured as far back as 1947.

However, its consciously modern lines are not merely a matter of looks. Rather, the sweeping back with its extravagantly shaped sticks are a feat of ergonomic aesthetics. The flat parts of the sticks, which give them the peacock-like appearance, are placed where the shoulder-blades meet the chair’s back.

Also, and not unusual with Wegner, the chair has a historical anchorage, namely the classic Windsor Chair. As in other cases, Wegner has updated his idol in a modern version. PP Møbler resumed production of the chair in 1992.

Manufacturer: PP Møbler