Designer – Hans J. Wegner



I will follow up yesterday’s post about the CH33 chair with some more information about the designer behind, Hans J. Wegner.

Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) is among the most known Danish furniture designers to date. He made mid-century Danish design popular on an international scale with his deep understanding of the need for functionality and his love of natural and high quality materials. His style is often described as “Organic Functionality”

Wegner worked as a designer in Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller’s architectural office before he established his own company in 1943. He designed more than 500 different chairs, many of which have become recognizable design icons and are to be found in the permanent collections of the world’s most prestigious museums.

One of his most talked about chairs is the Round chair which rose to stardom when used in the televised presidential debates between Nixon and Kennedy in 1960. It was featured on the cover of American interior magazines and referred to as “the world’s most beautiful chair”, and has since been known simply as “The Chair”. 

Information via Wikipedia & Danish-furniture.com

Photos:
1: The Y-chair. From Elin Kling’s apartment in Stockholm, via Emmas designblogg
2: The Three-Legged Chair. Via Danish-furniture.com
3: The Swivel Chair. Via Tetino tête
4: The Y-chair. Via Mockin
5: The Round Chair. Via Danish-furniture.com
6: The Peacock Chair. Via the design traveller
7: The Sawbench Chair. Via Danish-furniture.com
8: The Y-chair. Via Cococozy
9 The Circle Chair. Via Chair blog

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