Expanding on a classic, Modernica has engineered and elaborated upon Wegner's Papa Bear chair design and now exclusively offers it as a loveseat. Every bit as comfortable as before, but now built for two.
Setting the gold standard for comfort, the Papa Bear chair and ottoman is one of the most popular and enduring of Hans J. Wegner's designs. Like many of Wegner chairs, such as the Peacock Chair or the Bull Chair, the Papa Bear Chair invokes the animal kingdom, with its characteristically playful and organic aspects. Apparently, the chair's idiosyncratic name originates from a critic's comment referring to the armrests as 'great paws embracing you from behind'.
Designed in 1951 by Wegner, the Papa Bear chair and ottoman were originally manufactured by AP Stolen of Denmark and were produced until 1969. For thirty-four years the chair was out-of-production in Europe. In 2003, PP Møbler of Denmark launched the chair and ottoman into its product collection.
An internationally recognizable design, the Papa Bear has been produced by Modernica since 1994. For over sixteen years, Modernica's master builders have been painstakingly handcrafting each chair and ottoman. Modernica follows strict adherences to the original design with regards to dimensions, frame construction, fabric pleating and materials. Making this significant design, an affordable luxury, built without any compromise to the original specifications and construction.
Walnut wood frame.
Coordinating ottoman available separately.
Height: 39 inches
Width: 58 inches
Depth: 36 inches
Typically ships from 8 to 10 weeks from date of order.
Era: 100% Polyester. Exceeds 100,000 double rubs. Water- or solvent-based cleaners may be used.
Kings Road: 45% Polyester, 55% Cotton. Exceeds 130,000 double rubs. Water- or solvent-based cleaners may be used.
Fedora: 100% Polyester. Exceeds 100,000 double rubs. Water-based cleaners may be used. PFOA Free and Greenguard Gold Certified.
Tapatio: 90% Polyester, 10% Viscose. Exceeds 100,000 double rubs. Water- or solvent-based cleaners may be used.
Mainline Flax: 70% Pure New Wool, 30% Flax. Exceeds 90,000 double rubs. Solvent-based cleaners may be used. PFOA Free and Greenguard Gold Certified.
Waistcoat: 82% Polyester, 18% Acrylic. Exceeds 50,000 double rubs. Water- or solvent-based cleaners may be used. Spot clean using a mild water-free solvent or dry clean for heavily soiled fabric. Inherently ink and stain resistant Write-Off finish.
Synergy: 95% Pure New Wool, 5% Nylon. Exceeds 100,000 double rubs. Water- or solvent-based cleaners may be used.
Hemp: 60% Pure New Wool, 40% Hemp. Exceeds 30,000 double rubs. Solvent-based cleaners may be used.
Premium Leather: 100% Finished/Smooth Leather. Care: wipe periodically with dry cloth to remove dust and residue; for stains and spills dampen rag with warm water and blot stain, never scrub or use harsh cleansers.