Introduction
Hans Jørgensen Wegner (April 2, 1914 – January 26, 2007) was a world-renowned Danish furniture designer. His high quality and thoughtful work, along with a concerted effort from several of his manufacturers, contributed to the international popularity of mid-century Danish design. His style is often described as Organic Functionality, a modernist school with emphasis on functionality. This school of thought arose primarily in Scandinavian countries with contributions by Poul Henningsen, Alvar Aalto, and Arne Jacobsen. In his lifetime he designed over 500 different chairs, over 100 of which were put into mass production and many of which have become recognizable design icons.
Wikidata
Q700073
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Introduction
One of the foremost proponents of Danish modern design in the 1960s. He designed furniture exclusively, and is known primarily for his chairs.
Nationalities
Danish, Scandinavian
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Architect, Designer, Furniture designer
Names
Hans J. Wegner, Hans Wegner, Hans Jorgen Wegner
Ulan
500004003
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