This elegant, linen-bound book provides a comprehensive overview of Danish designer Hans J. Wegner's unrivalled chairs.
Hans J. Wegner typically made his prototypes by hand, using traditional joinery techniques such as tongue-and-groove or finger joints. In the process, he often pushed the limitations of wood, giving his designs an unequaled elegance. Their beauty was matched by their practicality: he considered comfort and aesthetics to be of equal importance.
Wegner's chairs helped Danish design to achieve its international breakthrough. Even John F. Kennedy sat on the Round Chair, now known simply as The Chair (1949). Despite his concern for functionality, his personality and sense of humor also shone through his works, as evidenced by his splendid Peacock Chair (1947) or the masculine Ox Chair (1960), available with or without horns.
Author: Christian Holmsted Olesen
Publisher: Hatje Cantz