Hans Jørgensen Wegner/Danish furniture artizan
Hans J. Wegner played a major role in the overseas expansion of Danish design, and in the 1950s and 1960s he had a major impact by creating a series of furniture pieces that swept away the previous image of furniture. Wegner has been referred to as the “King of Chairs” for his proliferated work designing seating In his lifetime as he designed over 500 different chairs
Hans Jørgensen WEGNER (1914-2007)/Danish furniture artizan
At the age of 14, he learned to master cabinetmaker H. F. Stahlbergoon, he passed his journeyman’s test at 17. After the military Wegner took a 2.5 month cabinet-making course at the Danish Technological Institute. Afterwards, his career as a designer started./In 1944, he designed his first chair, which became the first series of the Chinese Chair series which was inspired by Ming dynasty chair design.The last chair in this china series was CH24, the Y chair, designed in 1949.The Y-Chairs are used in the restaurant “Il Clima”.From 1950, Carl Hansen & Son began to produce Wegner-designed chairs that could be mass-produced by machining, Andreas Tuck (discontinued in 1972) for tables, AP Storen (discontinued in 1974) for upholstered easy chairs, GETAMA for sofas and daybeds, and Ry Mobler (discontinued in the 1980s) for storage products. These 5 companies established “Salesco” as a project to sell Wegner’s furniture. Today, Carl Hansen & Son and PP Mobler produce and sell much of Wegner’s furniture.