HANS JØRGENSEN WEGNER (1914 – 2007)
[hʌns yo-æn’sn ve:gnʌ] started his career in apprenticeship for cabinet makers company. After servicing in the army he graduated at the Danish School of Fine arts and afterwards at the Architectural Academy in Copenhagen.
In the late 1930s, Wegner designed set of furniture for Aarhus Municipal Hall, a building designed by Arne Jacobsen. Together with Børge Mogensen they cooperated on furnishing project for a chain of grocery stores in Denmark. Immense popularity of the project encouraged Danish Furniture Makers Organization to promote Danish Modernism movement abroad.
Opening his own studio in 1943, Wegner launched furniture series inspired by traditional Chinese thrones of which the Wishbone Chair became Wegner’s most famous work.
Wegner combined principle of rational function with pro-aesthetic form. His unique designs are convenient for any interior.
Media Source: Davint Design, 2015