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Hans J. Wegner, en stolemager

em #: DD101
Dansk Design Center (1989)
Language: Danish/English
Soft Cover
ISBN-10: 949184377X
ISBN-13: 978-9491843778
72 pages pages, ills b&w, 21 x 20 cm
Edition: First Edition
Condition:used fine
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1989 Dansk Design Center Exhibition Catalog

72 pages devoted to case studies of 30 different Wegner chair designs from 1944 to 1986

Dansk Design Center: HANS J. WEGNER EN STOLEMAGER. København: Dansk Design Center, 1989. First edition. Text in Danish with some parallel text in English. Slim square quarto. Black and white photo illustrations and diagrams throughout.

8.25 x 8 softcover exhibition catalog from the Dansk Design Center book with 72 pages devoted to case studies of 30 different Wegner chair designs from 1944 to 1986. Foreword includes facsimile signatures by Poul Hansen, Einar Pedersen, Kristian Jakobsen, and Marianne Wegner Sørensen.

Includes the Peacock Chair JH 550, the Rocking Chair J 16, the Lounge Chair PP 105, the Lounge Chair PP 112, the Lounge Chair CH 44, Peter’s Chair and Peter’s Table, the Chinese Chair (no. 1) FH 4283, the Chinese Chair (no. 4) PP 66, the Chair JH 501, the Wishbone Chair CH 24, PP V-Chair PP 51/3, the Armchair PP 201, the Armchair PP 63, the Armchair PP 68, the Folding Chair JH 512, the MoMA Design Competition 1948, the Shell Chair (prototype), the Three-legged Shell Chair (prototype), the High-back Chair JH 478, the Flag Halyard Chair GE 225, the Ox-chair EJ 100, the Swivel Chair JH 502, the Armchair JH 701, the Bull Chair JH 518, the Cowhorn Chair JH 505, the Valet Chair PP 250, the Conference Chair JH 513, the Rocking Chair PP 124, and the Hoop Chair PP 130.

Hans J. Wegner will always be remembered for these contributions to Danish design: he was a master carpenter first and a designer second, with perfectly finished joints and exquisite forms. He showed a deep respect for the wood and its character and an everlasting curiosity about good materials. He gave minimalism an organic and natural softness. He is considered as “the master chair-maker” and designed more than 500 chairs during the course of his life.

Hans J. Wegner (1914 – 2007) is widely considered to be one of the leading figures in 20th century furniture design - and a driving force in the “Danish Modern” movement that changed the way people looked at furniture in the 1950s and 1960s.

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