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Papa Bear Chair & Ottoman | Hans J. Wegner Style

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Papa Bear Chair & Ottoman | Hans J. Wegner Style

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Fabric (100% Danish Cashmere):

100% Danish cashmere imported from Denmark

Fabric - Dark Grey

Premium Dark Grey Cashmere imported from Denmark.

Fabric - Light Grey

Premium Light Grey Cashmere imported from Denmark.

Fabric - Red

Premium Red Cashmere imported from Denmark.

Fabric - Orange

Premium Orange Cashmere imported from Denmark.

Fabric - Blue

Premium Blue Cashmere imported from Denmark.

Fabric - Green

Premium Green Cashmere imported from Denmark.

Fabric-Light Purple

Premium Light Purple Cashmere imported from Denmark.

Fabric - Black

Premium Black Cashmere imported from Denmark.

Fabric - White

Premium White Cashmere imported from Denmark.

Top Grain Leather:

Top grain leather is the second strongest type of leather. This leather type is recommended for commercial use. For personal use, we definitely recommend Aniline leather. Leather Weight(g/m²): 800

Top Grain - Black

Top Grain Black Leather imported from Europe.

Top Grain - White

Top Grain White Leather imported from Europe.

Aniline Italian Leather:

Aniline is 100% Italian leather, features the waxy oil finished on top which makes the leather much durable, comfortable, last longer and it is thicker than Top grain leather.
Leather Weight(g/m²): 865

Aniline - Black

Aniline Black Leather imported from Italy and features waxy oil finish on top .

Aniline - White

Aniline White Leather imported from Italy and features waxy oil finish on top .

Aniline - Dark Brown

Aniline Dark Brown Leather imported from Italy and features waxy oil finish on top .

Aniline - Cigar Brown

Aniline Cigar Brown Leather imported from Italy and features waxy oil finish on top .

Select Wood Veneer:
Natural Oak Finish

All veneers are imported from North America and they are all natural veneers, not printed.

Walnut Finish

All veneers are imported from North America and they are all natural veneers, not printed.

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Description

Papa Bear Chair & Ottoman Details:

  • Frame: Molded fiberglass shell. Solid American wood frame. 
  • Seat: Reinforced firm cushion platform with a reversible cushion on top. Multi-density foam seat cushion for optimal comfort.
  • Armrest: Cantilever armrests locked into the chair frame in one consolidated piece.
  • Features: Upholstered both sides with button tufting in front. Floor protection caps come standard on legs.
  • Safety information: Each material is non-harmful, resistant to fire, and child friendly.
  • This item is not manufactured by or affiliated with the original designer(s) and associated parties.
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Product Dimensions:

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Chair:

  • Width: 36″ x Depth: 38″ x Height: 41.5″
  • Seating height: 16.5″
  • Seat depth: 23.2″
  • Armrest height: 25.9″
  • Packing size: 41.3″ x 37″ 44.4″
  • Net weight: 66.1 lbs

Ottoman:

  • Width: 25.9″ x Depth: 16.5″ x Height: 16.7″
  • Packing size: 27.1″ x 18.5″ x 19.2″
  • Net weight: 11 lbs

* All measurements of the Papa Bear Chair & Ottoman are approximations.

Description:

Hans J. Wegner’s Papa Bear Chair & Ottoman is one of the mid-century iconic furniture designs, comprising distinctive form and durable construction. Best known as theTeddy Bear Chair”, this design was one of the first fully upholstered post-war chairs. The name came from a critic who commented on the armrests as “Great bear paws embracing you from behind”. Providing great seating comfort, the solid, but elegant appearance of the chair owns a unique visual character – an appealing focal point in any modern surroundings. The creative Danish designer was often inspired by nature and its abundance of organic shapes and forms. A great example is the Papa Bear Chair, which also follows the designer’s established principles of form and function. 

This chair and ottoman combination exhibit comfort as well as modernism. Hans J. Wegner created many modern furniture designs but this combination of the whimsical and mischievous flair he has on the animal kingdom has become the most sought after. At present time, this icon is still deemed one of the rare modern-day classics survivors of Wegner’s line. 

FurnishPlus produces this design classic in Danish cashmere, top-grain, aniline, and vintage leather upholstery in several colors. The legs are made from Natural Oak or Walnut Wood. The armrests are also tipped with wood, increasing the durability of the upholstery and adding a touch of sophistication.

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Additional information
Weight77.2 lbs
Dimensions37 × 41.3 × 44.5 in
Material/Color

Fabric (100% Danish Cashmere):, Fabric – Dark Grey, Fabric – Light Grey, Fabric – Red, Fabric – Orange, Fabric – Blue, Fabric – Green, Fabric-Light Purple, Fabric – Black, Fabric – White, Top Grain Leather:, Top Grain – Black, Top Grain – White, Aniline Italian Leather:, Aniline – Black, Aniline – White, Aniline – Dark Brown, Aniline – Cigar Brown

Wood Veneer

Select Wood Veneer:, Natural Oak Finish, Walnut Finish

Ottoman

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About the Designer

See Full Collection of Hans Jørgensen Wegner

Essential to assisting the international popularity of mid-century Danish design, Hans Jørgensen Wegner was born in southern Denmark in 1914. Skilled as an apprentice cabinet maker, Wegner attended the modernist-influenced Danish School of Arts and Crafts and Architectural Academy in Copenhagen.Hans Jørgensen Wegner’s style and vision are often described as Organic Functionality, a modernist approach with emphasis on functionality. The Dane’s legacy is celebrated for his landmark approach to designing chairs, experimenting with minimalist shapes and overlapping frames. In his own words, Wegner enjoyed ‘stripping the old chairs of their outer style and letting them appear in their pure construction.’Wegner received several major design prizes for his work, from the Lunning Prize in 1951 and the coveted Grand Prix of the Milan Triennale in the same year to the Prince Eugen Medal in Sweden and the Danish Eckersberg medal. In 1959, he was impressively made Honorary Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts in London, whilst his work exhibits within MoMA in New York and the Die Neue Sammlung in Munich.
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