Flag Halyard Chair by Hans Wegner in Stainless Steel for PP Mobler, 1950s, Denmark
One hot summer afternoon in 1950, Hans J Wegner was watching his children play near the ocean, but his designing mind didn’t pause for a beach day. He dug a hole in the sand, experimenting with sitting positions and finally creating a comfortable perch: one that allowed him to recline while maintaining an unobstructed view of his surroundings. It was a new way for a chair to hold someone. Back at his summer cottage, Wegner sketched out the angles from the beach and began to develop the form for the PP225 Flag Halyard Chair. This one-of-a-kind armchair is is super comfortable, undoubtedly chic and widely celebrated as an iconic piece of design history today. It is made of solid stainless steel and features a 240 meters specially developed flag line and a long-haired sheepskin.