PP503 The Chair

PP503 The Chair

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'The Round One' as Wegner referred to it with his usual provincial modesty, is one of the most famous Danish pieces of furniture - certainly the most distinctly Danish. In its own modest and simple way it sums up the very essence of traditional Danish woodworking and design philosophy. And it is absolutely the most important work of Hans J. Wegner. With this chair Wegner came into his own right, no longer needing the inspiration from other cultures and designers that had influenced his earlier works. This chair was created in a language of shape and construction that only Wegner spoke and it triggered the first ever, foreign report on Danish design in the American Interiors Magazine. It also became the cornerstone in a wide range of designs, which for more than a decade constituted the core business of several Danish furniture manufacturers, effectively becoming the main force in the great international breakthrough of Danish Modern.

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PP503 The Chair
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Hans J. Wegner

Hans J. Wegner

Hans J. Wegner was born in 1914 in Tønder, Denmark, is one of the most creative, innovative and prolific. Often referred to as the master of the chair, He created almost 500 in his lifetime. His iconic Wishbone Chair is probably the most well-known and has been in continuous production since 1950. He established his own studio in 1943. He received many design awards. Almost all of the world’s major design museums, from the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Designmuseum Danmark in Copenhagen to Die Neue Sammlung in Munich, exhibit his works. He died in Denmark in January 2007, aged 92.