Papa Bear Chair
Papa Bear Chair
“A chair is to have no backside. It should be beautiful from all sides and angles.”
This is the top listed chair featured in GQ Magazine’s feature “These Are the 12 Most Iconic Chairs of All Time”.
The chair has been on display in various art museums and institutes, including the MOMA in NYC, in a complete retrospective of Wegner’s works at the Designmuseum Danmark and is also on permanent display at The Tonder Art Museum.
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“Hans Wegner’s Papa Bear tops the comfort list by a long shot. For years I’ve heard designers cite the Papa Bear with no hesitation when asked to name the most comfortable chair they’ve ever relaxed in” wrote Brad Dunning for GQ Magazine. The Papa Bear chair is the gold standard for iconic comfort. The openly constructed wingback design offers the individual unprecedented freedom of movement whilst still feeling cuddled up in the arms of a gentle bear.
Frame: Natural wood
Upholstery: The finest quality fabrics or top grain Italian leather
Cushioning: Cotton fibre, palm fibre, flax fibre and horsehair, polyurethane foam and springs
Seat height: 42cm
Arm height: 65cm
Carrying weight: 150kg
Weight as shipped: 50kg
Wood: Wipe dry with a dry, soft cloth in the direction of the wood grain. Clean the surface periodically with a soft cloth dampened with a quality cleaner formulated for wood furniture. Liquid spills should be immediately dabbed dry and wiped off. Make sure that your wood furniture is not positioned close to heat sources, so that it does not dry out and become brittle. We recommend that wood products should not be exposed to intense sunlight for prolonged periods of time as ultra-violet rays may eventually damage the finish.
Do not use an abrasive material on the wood.
Fabric upholstery: Regular cleaning is important in order to keep the fabric looking its best and will prolong its life. Dust and dirt wear down the fabric and also reduce its dirt-retardant properties. Vacuum frequently, ideally every other week, at half power. Wipe the fabric with a dry or moist (but not soaking) cloth. May also be vacuum cleaned with a soft brush. Keep fabric away from direct sunlight and extreme heat.
Stain removal: Act quickly. Remove any liquids with an absorbent napkin or cloth. Gently scrape away any residue with a spoon. Vacuum away any loose particles. Remove non-greasy stains by carefully dabbing with a lint-free cloth or sponge wrung out in warm water. Edge marks can be avoided by dabbing gently in circular motions towards the centre of the stain with a clean lint-free cloth. Remove greasy stains by using appropriate detergents or solvents. Always test stain-removal agents on an inconspicuous area first to see if there is any effect on the fabric.
Allow the fabric to dry fully before resuming use. Low-intensity use of a hairdryer may avoid enduring edge marks.
Use a reputable service provider. A pH-neutral carbon dioxide cleaning solution is recommended as it avoids the use of soap. Appropriate maintenance and regular cleaning can prolong the textile’s life. Regular maintenance and cleaning removes dirt before it settles in the fabric and damages the fibers. Upholstered furniture in normal commercial use should be cleaned professionally at least twice a year. Upholstered furniture in private households should be cleaned professionally once a year.
Occasionally remove dust from the leather with a damp, lint-free cloth. Small soiled spots can be gently removed with a colourless eraser. Liquid spills should be immediately dabbed dry and wiped off with a little water. Once a year, the leather should be treated with a special leather care product, but never with any type of strong cleansing agent. Only use quality leather products which do not leave residue. Oily build-up on the leather makes it susceptible to bacteria, which can destroy the leather. Clean the stitching with a soft-bristle brush.