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Hans Wegner

Hans Wegner
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Hans J. Wegner was a prolific and influential Danish furniture designer. He is credited with consistently merging innovative aesthetics with practical function in his nearly 500 chair designs, including the iconic Peacock Chair (1947) and the Hoop Chair (1965). Wegner’s unique style was dubbed as Organic Functionality by historians and critics, characterized by his use of traditional joinery techniques and elegant sculpted elements. Wegner also worked for the architect Arne Jacobsen and the seminal Modernist designer Johannes Hansen before starting his own company. Today, his works are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Copenhagen Museum of Art, and the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York, among others. Wegner died on January 26, 2007 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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