Hans J. Wegner

Hans Jørgensen Wegner (1914-2007) was a renown Danish furniture designer. Best known for his chairs and seating pieces — though a master of many furniture types like sofas and tables — Hans Wegner was a prolific designer whose elegant designs contributed to the international popularity of mid-century Danish design. Wegner considered himself a carpenter first and a furniture designer second. He was a firm believer that striking aesthetics in furniture were based on a foundation of practicality: a chair must be comfortable and sturdy before it is chic.