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Hans Wegner GE 500 armchairs

£14500
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Hans Wegner GE 500 armchairs

£14500

A rare pair of oak GE 500 high back armchairs by Hans Wegner in buttoned brown leather.

GE 500 high back easy chairs with “smoked” oak frames and legs and cone shaped chromed feet, manufactured by Getama, Danish, circa 1969.

With a pair of footstools also designed by Hans Wegner and manufactured by Getama Mobler (GE-375).

The GE Model 500 is rarely seen and was only in production for a short period of time in the early 1970s. It is assumed that the total production of sofas, armchairs and a matching high backed armchair was 50-100 units in total.

Designed by Hans J. Wegner, (b. Tønder 1914, d. Gentofte 2007).

Literature: Design from Scandinavia No. 5. p. 108.

Literature: Noritsugu Oda, Hans J. Wegner's 100 Chairs, Heibonsha, Tokyo, 2002.

Dimensions of chairs: W: 94 cm - 37", D: 86 cm - 34", H: 104 cm - 41".
Dimensions of stools: W: 64 cm - 25", D: 48 cm - 19", H: 40 cm - 16".