Hans J Wegner

The Danish architect Hans J. Wegner is considered a pioneer among the furniture designers of the twentieth century

Among Danish furniture designers, Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007)

Born : April 2, 1914, Tønder, Denmark
Died : January 26, 2007, Copenhagen, Denmark n

considered one of the most creative, innovative and productive.

He is often referred to as the master of the chair.

Wegner designed more than 500 chairs in his lifetime - many of them are considered masterpieces today.

Wegner comes from the generation that is now called the 'Golden Age' of modern Danish design. “Many foreigners have asked me how we made the Danish style,” Wegner once said. “

And I replied that it was rather a continuous process of purification, and for me of simplification, to get the simplest possible elements of four legs, a seat and combined top rail and armrest.”

Wegner was born in 1914 in the south of Denmark, the son of a shoemaker.

He began his apprenticeship with the Danish master cabinetmaker HF Stahlberg when he was just 14 years old.

Three years later he moved to Copenhagen and attended the School of Arts and Crafts from 1936 to 1938.