PAPA BEAR MID CENTURY MODERN CHAIR & OTTOMAN
This uniquely Danish high wing-back chair, is absolutely Mid Century Modern in design. Created in 1951, it has become the most sought after Hans J. Wegner upholstered chair. Initially called the “AP-19” It quickly received its lasting name, Papa Bear & Teddy Bear Chair. This gift came from a critic who referred to its armrests as, “Great bear paws embracing you from behind.”
MAKING THE ICON
Looking to add some modernism pieces of historical substance? The Teddy Bear chair may fit right in as the conversation starter you’ve been seeking. The Teddy Bear chair embodies comfortable modernism. Incorporate the whimsical organic flair of the animal kingdom and let the dialog begin. Over time the icons eventually all rise to top. Hans J. Wegner created many modern furniture designs. Particularly during the period extending from the 1940’s-1960’s.
The Papa Bear (Teddy Bear) Chair has without contest, risen to the surface as the modern classic survivor of his line. This is your opportunity to affordably acquire your own version of the original. Kardiel respectfully adheres to responsible standards when reproducing the original design. Details such as Frame construction, dimensions overall and within, angles, seam finish, pleats, tufting, fabric selection. It is only with attention to material and visual details that substantial designs like the Hans Wegner Papa bear chair are reproduced without compromising the integrity of the original.
GENUINE TOP GRAIN ANILINE LEATHER
A small percent of the world’s leather supply is of high enough quality for 100% Top Grain Aniline upholstered furniture. Aniline Dyeing is the process of soaking the hides in transparent aniline dyes which allows color to absorb into the natural hide. Top Grain Aniline leather is then topical stain protected to minimize liquid absorption during every day use but does not require imitation grain stamping methods which imprint a Faux grain over the majority of the leather surface. Without all the synthetic topical coatings, it breathes naturally making it comfortable for seating. It is soft, supple, durable and pliable, maintaining the characteristics of pure leather.