PP266 Chinese Bench

Hans J. Wegner, 1946


Feeling quite confident about the strength and agility of his iconic Chinese Chair design, Wegner was bold enough to develop the construction by designing a bench, thus creating an even stronger character. For Wegner this is the only example of this kind of progression of shape and design, from wooden armchair to bench, and thus the Chinese Bench remains a unique and extraordinary accomplishment. The Chinese Bench remained a prototype until 1991 when it was finally possible to put it into production, thanks to the pioneering experiments at PP Møbler with the pre-compression wood bending technique. Still the Chinese Bench poses a great challenge to even the most skilled craftsmen, not merely because of the woodwork, but also because the long paper cord seat demands an unusual degree of accuracy in order to appear linear.

  • Solid wood frame available in ash or black
  • Seat in papercord available in either natural or black
  • 52.0"w 22.8"d 31.5"h 16.9"sh
  • Made in Denmark by PP Møbler