Wegner Style: Papa Bear Chair

Inspired By: Hans Wegner Teddy Bear Chair

Base Price: $2,000.00
Price as Configured: $2,000.00
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  • Premium Leather Choices:
    L201- Porcelain White L203- Alpine White L213- Buff Tan L215- Sandstone L219- Driftwood Tan L224- Terra Brown L227- Golden Tan L229- Taupe L231- Saddle Brown L235- Espresso Brown L237- Navy Blue L239- Cloud Gray L244- Premium Black L247- Premium Red
    Distressed Leather Choices:
    L523- Harvest Tan L531- Clay Brown L535- Rich Brown L551- Olive Green
  • Wood Stain Finishes:
    W06- Oak Natural Finish W13- Dark Walnut Finish
Wood Finish Choices:
W06- Oak Natural Finish W13- Dark Walnut Finish
Item No.: MC-6441

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Key Features:
  • Dimensions (in): 36w x 39d x 41h
  • Traditional hardwood internal frame construction
  • Sold hardwood legs and frame details
  • High Resilient Multi-Density Foam
  • Choice of wood finish colors
  • Choice of Leather Colors
Our Wegner inspired Teddy Bear chair is larger than others you will find on the market. The standard wood finish for the Teddy Bear Chair is Genuine North American Walnut Hardwood finished with either a light or dark stain, each using a 16-step wood finish that includes three PU/PE top coat applications. 

Dimensions (in):
Overall: 36w x 39d x 41h
Seat Interior: 22w x 24d
Seat Height: 17h
Arm Height: 25.5h
Weight: 90lbs

COM Requirements:
Leather: 105 sq ft
Fabric (54" width): 5 yds
Modern Classics Furniture offers two levels of premium Top-Grain Italian Leathers for this product (Smooth and Distressed). These leathers feature:
  • Top-grain Italian leather from Grade A hides
  • Semi aniline-dyed (standard) and 100% aniline-dyed (premium)
  • Made at Italian tanneries and sent to our factory
  • Have a UV and Moisture Guard built into the non-toxic vegetable dyes
  • Are not split hides or bonded leather
We are happy to mail you a physical piece of leather so you can hold it in your hands.

Our Smooth Premium leathers are top-grain, aniline-dyed, have a soft feel to them and most of the hides natural grain patterns are retained. Our Distressed Leathers (denoted with the prefix L5) are also top-grain, aniline-dyed but have a distressed look to them. L5 leathers will show rubbings and have a more waxy feel. All our leathers are considered equally durable and are ideal for home or commercial use. To read more about leather, read our A Guide to Understanding Upholstery Leather: A Primer.

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Smooth Leathers (Premium -Top Grain)

Distressed Leathers (Premium - Top Grain)

The Wegner "Teddy Bear" chair, so called in part because its armrests have been compared to paws embracing the person seated. Designed in 1951 by Hans Wegner, the teddy bear chair is another example of a Wegner chair design pushing into new territories of modernism. Wegner continually explored new ways to form wood into chairs, to experiment with materials and provide the workshop with exciting and difficult tasks. In a recent Elie Tahari ad, a model in a slinky dress poses with an orange lounge chair wearing a pair of the designer's heeled sandals. The chair is no random, ordinary prop. Mr. Tahari, a designer best known for polished, urbane clothing, says he is a big fan of that style of chair. Twenty years ago, Mr. Tahari was initially attracted to "the look and structure of it" and Mr. Wegner's use of natural materials. He knew nothing of Mr. Wegner back then. "I couldn't even pronounce his name. I'm not a maven of history or of art. I just go by feel." It was the feel that sold him. "You feel like it's hugging you. You feel like you're protected. It feels good."
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Wegner Style: Papa Bear Footstool
Preorder: [Takes 12 Weeks]
Date: 5/17/2024 4:18:17 PM