Opala was originally designed by Hans J. Wegner for Hotel Scandinavia in Copenhagen. A distinct, almost futuristic design, a superb light quality combined with the very best materials and craftsmanship have created a true classic for both hotels, public spaces, offices & private homes.
E27 Max. 60W/75W golf ball size bulb Or similar size LED light bulb Frosted or opal glass recommended For LED light bulbs we recommend a beam angle of min. 270 degrees and Ra value (CRI) min. 90 but preferably>95
- Size Description
Dia. 34,5cm | H 43
Dia. 42,5cm | H 59
As a driving force behind 'Danish Modern', Hans J. Wegner helped change the general public's view of furniture in the 1950s and 1960s. His passion for designing chairs, more than 500 of them, is recognized worldwide and reflected in his title 'the Master of the Chair'. He is famous for integrating perfectly executed joints with exquisite shapes and combining them with a constant curiosity for materials and deep respect for wood and its natural characteristics. His designs furnish minimalism with organic and natural softness. Hans J. Wegner was born in 1914 in Tønder in Southern Denmark, the son of a shoemaker. At the age of 17, he completed his apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker in the workshop of H. F. Stahlberg where his first designs saw the light of day. At the age of twenty he moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, to attend the School of Arts and Crafts, where he studied from 1936-1938 before embarking on a career as an architect.