The year of design was 1953. Hans Wegner created the GE 290 Plank Series with a wind swept lineal frame. Similar to the wing chair, the frame of the plank series is pitched backward in...
The year of design was 1953. Hans Wegner created the GE 290 Plank Series with a wind swept lineal frame. Similar to the wing chair, the frame of the plank series is pitched backward in angle in such a way that one can imagine the series being produced in a wind tunnel. The look denotes the forward thinking, forward direction Series GE 290 design. In previous designs, Hans had created single pieces. The notable element of the Plank series was the 1, 2 and 3 seat configuration as options. Hans is no doubt the father of Danish Modern Furniture design. This series shows his desire to incorporate wood as is present in much of the Danish designs with wool upholstery for its practical comfort. This series graduated to design icon status throughout Europe, the U.K and Australia by the mid 1970s. Its popularity in the U.S is now on the rise, however on a positive note, it is not a design that is known to the masses. Ownership of this series still has the advantage of exclusivity to it as it denotes a deeper understanding of the Mid-Century Designs and their designers.