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Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair. This week at Martel, Ivan worked on restoring an original Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair. Wegner was a well-known, Danish furniture designer whose work could be described as organic functionality.

He studied at the Danish school of Design and throughout his career worked with designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Borge Mogensen and Erik Kold.

Wegner was a prolific designer and is perhaps most famous for designing the Peackock chair, but the Papa Bear Chair remains a rare and desirable find.

The Papa Bear Chair was first made in 1957 and received its name afters its armrests were described as "great bear paws embracing you from behind". This Papa Bear Chair is finished in a grey Kvadrat fabric.

 

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