Large Teak Desk Hans Wegner
Sturdy teak desk conceived by Hans Wegner in the late 50s and realised by Master Cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen in the early 60s. A version in untreated oak was exhibited by Hansen in the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition of 1960, where the Wegner's Room was said to 'make alone the visit worth one's while.' (Dagens Nyheter: E. von Z.)
Simple and graceful, despite the imposing size, it has in the construction of the the underframe an innovative feature. The angular matt nickel plated supports replace the traditional rails and help to date the piece to after the half century; they nevertheless contribute to create 'a beauty which seems dateless' (Svend Erik Møller).