Hans J. Wegner, Seating
Unique armchair with red Niger leather by Hans J. WegnerThis unique armchair was designed and executed in 1948 by Danish architect Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) and master cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen (1886-1961). It has a cherry wood frame and is upholstered with red Niger leather. Provenance: Architect Tang Ørnebjerg. The chair was made by special order for his apartment in Frederiksberg. It was purchased in 1948 directly from Johannes Hansen in Bredgade, Copenhagen. A sketch drawing of the chair plus the original receipt with Mr. Wegner’s own signature included. H. 83 cm (32,7") D. 50 cm. (19,7") Seating H. 39 cm. (15,4") W. 67,5 cm. (26,6")
Fog & Mørup, Lighting
Six-arm chandelier with white opal glass screens by Fog & MørupThis exceptional and rare six-arm chandelier has screens of opal glass with pattern and a brass and black lacquered metal frame. It was designed and executed in the 1950s by renowned lighting producer Fog & Mørup, and most likely made by special order and in a very limited edition. morupThe chandelier stamped by Fog & Mørup. Ansgar Fog og Erik Mørup became good friends in 1902 when they both worked in the same a grocery store in Århus, Denmark. Soon after they became business partners. They would start out as wholesales but success turned the company into production as well. For Fog & Mørup it was always about quality. And one of the main reasons they kept producing the best of the time was because they cared for their employees. They were one of the first companies in Denmark to pay their workers dividends. Erik Mørup believed that if the employees knew they would get part of the profit, they would care more about the materials and tools they were working with and ultimately create better quality. This chandelier is a testament to that belief.