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Hans J Wegner

(Denmark, 1914-2007)
35 000 - 40 000 SEK
3 200 - 3 660 EUR
3 400 - 3 880 USD
Hammer price
60 000 SEK
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Hans J Wegner
(Denmark, 1914-2007)

a "Ry-25" sideboard, Ry Møbler, Denmark 1950-60's.

Veneered with Brazilian rosewood, sliding doors, steel legs, interior with oak shelves and drawers, maker's mark on the back: Made in Denmark RY, blurred date. Measurements 200 x 49 cm, height 79 cm.

Slight wear and faded.

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CITES cerificate, valid within the EU included.

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Hans Jørgensen Wegner was a Danish architect and furniture designer, well-known both in Denmark and internationally. He designed over 500 different chairs, including the Wishbone Chair (the "Y chair"), which today is considered a design icon. The chair is a magnificent example of Wegner's design, with its wooden frame and laced seat. Other examples of iconic chairs designed by Wegner are The Smiling Chair and Sawbuck Chair.

In his design, Wegner combined beauty and function. With a background as a cabinetmaker, he knew how to make ergonomic, high-quality furniture.

During his career, Wegner did several significant projects with other designers, such as Arne Jacobsen, Erik Møller, and Børge Mogensen. Wegner was also involved in the concepts Danish Modern and Scandinavian Modern after the Second World War.

Wegner's design classics are found in many Scandinavian homes and are represented in the most prominent design museums worldwide.

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