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pp530 Tub chair

PP Møbler – Hans J.Wegner, 1955

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PP Møbler, Danish Design

The Tub chair PP530 was designed by Hans Wegner in 1954. Its design is a real technical achievement: a enveloping shell, in two parts, made of double curved plywood, and fully upholstered. Thanks to technological advances, PP Møbler was able to relaunch it in celebration of the 100 years anniversary of Wegner in 2014.

Its singularity also comes from its adjustable backrest featuring 3 positions: one upright position for reading, a middle position as usual lounge chair, and a last position to relax. 

Wegner will take over this backrest mechanism for the famous chaise longue PP524. The chair's structure is available in different varieties of solid wood, and in a multitude of finishes. It can be upholstered with Kvadrat fabrics.

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90% wool, 10% helanca

durability 100.000 Martindale

exclusive fabrics


soaped oak

oiled oak

white oiled oak

soaped ash

white oiled ash

Hans J. Wegner

Hans J. Wegner was born in 1914 in Tønder, Denmark, the son of a shoemaker. At the age of 17, he finished his apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker with H. F. Stahlberg, in whose workshops Wegner’s first design experiments took form. He moved to Copenhagen as a 20 year-old, and attended the School of Arts and Crafts from 1936 – 1938 before he began working as an architect.

As a young architect, Wegner joined Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller in Århus, working on furniture design for the new Århus city hall in 1940. It was during the same year that Wegner began collaborating with master cabinetmaker, Johannes Hansen, who was a driving force in bringing new furniture design to the Danish public.

The Copenhagen Museum of Art and Industry acquired its first Wegner chair in 1942.

Wegner started his own design office in 1943. It was in 1944 that he designed the first “Chinese chair” in a series of new chairs that were inspired by portraits of Danish merchants sitting in Ming chairs. One of these chairs, the “Wishbone Chair”, designed in 1949 and produced by Carl Hansen & Son in Odense since 1950, became the most successful of all Wegner chairs.

Among Danish furniture designers, Hans J. Wegner is considered one of the most creative and productive. He has received practically every major recognition given to designers, including the Lunning prize, the grand prix of the Milan Triennale, Sweden’s Prince Eugen medal and the Danish Eckersberg medal. Wegner is an honorary Royal designer for industry of the Royal Society of Arts in London. Almost all of the world’s major design museums – from The Museum of Modern Art in New York to Die Neue Sammlung in Munich – include his furniture in their collections.

Hans J. Wegner died in Denmark in January, 2007.

Hans J. Wegner’s  contribution to Danish Modern:

- First a cabinetmaker, then a designer: integrates exacting joinery techniques and exquisite form.

- A deep respect for wood and its characteristics – and an abiding curiosity about other natural materials

- Brings an organic, natural softness to formalistic minimalism

- Generally regarded as ”the master of the chair”, with more than 400 chair designs to his name