As Fredericia celebrates the 75th anniversary of Hans J. Wegner’s J16 rocking chair, the design house is slated to introduce the iconic piece of furniture in solid walnut.
Wegner showed an early interest in the rocking chair as a design object and J16 was one of his first chairs that was put into production. The very first version of the rocking chair was designed in 1944 and after a process to make the chair easier to produce and with help from Danish designer Børge Mogensen the production could start. Wegner is especially known for combining functionality with a playful edge.
With the new walnut version, Fredericia brings back dark wood to Danish furniture, a color scale which was synonymous with Danish design during the 1950s. As an exclusive anniversary edition, the first series of chairs will be laser engraved with an anniversary text and Wegner’s signature.
The new J16 in walnut will be available from November.