Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) is considered one of the most creative, innovative Danish furniture designers, people offten refer to him as the master of the chair. Roughly 500 of his furniture designs have been in production the last decades, about a 100 are still in production today, many of them are considered as masterpieces. His classic Wishbone Chair has been in non-stop production since 1950 and is perhaps his most well-known design.
During his life, Wegner has designed a collection of phenomenal furniture items, including inventive tables. Still his place in design history rests above all on his broad range of chairs, each of them remarkably original and completely natural in appearance.
Wegner was part of a astonishing generation that created what is known today as ‘the Golden Age’ of modern Danish design. “Many foreigners have asked me how we created the Danish style, and I’ve answered that it was a continuous process of purification and of simplification, to cut down to the simplest possible design of four legs, a seat, and a combined back- and armrest.”