Contemporary side table PP586
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by Hans J. Wegner

65 cm (25.6 in)


65 cm (25.6 in)


32 cm (12.6 in)


The Fruit Bowl is a result of a rare occasion; Wegner using the wood turning technique to create a stand-alone object. And in this case he did not allow himself to be concerned about practical issues, but made a truly extravagant design showing what great elegance such an expressive carving of solid wood can offer. Wegner presented the Fruit Bowl at the annual Cabinetmakers Guilds Autumn Exhibition, where he was confronted by a journalist questioning the reason for this excess of extravagance. Wegner answered: "Well, sometimes you would like to just let it all go." Still the Fruit Bowl seems obvious in all its beauty and as usual with Wegner, all shapes, angles and proportions somehow could not have been made different. The Fruit Bowl is unique in Wegner's work and has no predecessor or alternative versions. It is a one off piece of art that states the high point of the golden era of Modern Danish Design in the 1950'ies.


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