In June 2021 the Wegner Museum received an important furniture design donation to the collection by Jens Mouritzen and Marianne Wegner.
The furniture design is of a Windsor Chair type. It is a spindelback chair made of beech wood that was never put into production. The spindelback chair was made by Fritz Hansen in 1946 and is regarded as a “test chair” or prototype of which there is most likely only this one example.
“As a newly founded association we are extremely honored to have received a prototype of a Wegner chair to add to the collection; especially a prototype that can be dated all the way back to 1946. The model can be seen as a link connecting back to the series of chairs that Wegner designed for the Nyborg Library at the end of the 1930’s. But it also points forward to the design of his most famous Windsor type chair, namely The Peacock Chair, which he designed the following year in 1947. In this way the prototype chair represents an important historical link that provides an interesting perspective for a design narrative” explains Project Director Anne Blond.
The chair has been registered and is now included in the museum collection. Hopefully there will soon be a suitable opportunity to exhibit the chair to the public.