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Hans J Wegner

(Denmark, 1914-2007)
Hans J Wegner
(Denmark, 1914-2007)

Hans J Wegner, a pair of teak and rattan "JH 516" easy chairs from Johannes Hansen, Denmark, 1950's/60's.

Width 72, seat height 38 cm.

Some wear, marks. Rattan with soem damages. The wood joint under one arm rest with a crack.

Designer

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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