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Expert Seagrass Woven Chair Repair

Seagrasses are the only flowering plants able to live in seawater and pollinate while submerged. They often grow in large groups giving the appearance of terrestrial grassland or underwater meadow.

The seagrass used in chair weaving comes from Asia. The seagrass is twisted to form a green rope material when newly woven and will brown as it ages.

Seagrass is a courser and more rigid material than the Danish cord material. It tends to sit a bit more proud and offers beautiful tones in the twisted grass.

Seagrass can be woven in different patterns, as shown above; however, many chairs are designed to accept a specific gauge or size of material and pattern.

Some exceptions to this rule are ladderback chairs and stools.

Gio Ponti Style Chairs

In 1957 the Model 699 Superleggera (super light) chair was designed by Gio Ponti for Cassina to outfit luxury ship liners. 

Although these chair frames can be woven in any number of materials, there aren't any frame obstructions preventing the flow and attachment of materials; they're typically woven in seagrass.

Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard-Nielsen

Model 317 Armchair
Chair 316

Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard-Nielsen were also pioneers of Danish mid-century design and the founders of Copenhagen-based firm Hvidt & Mølgaard.

Model 317 Armchair and Chair 316 were designed by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard Nielsen for Søborg Møbelfabrik in 1958. These pieces are typically woven in seagrass and less commonly woven in Danish cord. 

Borge Mogensen Seagrass Chairs

Armchair Model 157

Armchair Model 157
Armchair Model 157
Armchair Model 157

Borge Mogensen made the concept of “Danish Modern” known worldwide.

Armchair Model 157 woven in seagrass for Søborg Møbelfabrik was designed by Mogensen in 1954.

Model 537 Oresund Chairs

Model 537 Oresund Chairs
Model 537 Oresund Chairs
Model 537 Oresund Chairs

Borge Mogensen designed the Model 537 Oresund chairs for Karl Andersson & Söner in 1955.