Coverbild Hans J. Wegner
Hans J. Wegner
Just One Good Chair
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Texts by: Christian Holmsted Olesen
Graphic Design: Rasmus Koch
April 2014 , 256 Pages , 0 Ills.
325mm x 258mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-3808-8
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| Magnificent monograph celebrating the one hundredth birthday of the great Danish designer
The name Hans J. Wegner (1914–2007) is inseparable from his unrivalled chairs, which helped Danish design to achieve its international breakthrough. Every design fan has his or her favorite from among Wegner’s approximately five hundred creations. Today, there is a hardly a glossy interior design magazine that does not include an illustration of the elegant China Chair (1943) or the Y Chair (1950), and even John F. Kennedy sat on his Round Chair, which is now simply called The Chair (1949). Trained as a furniture maker, Wegner usually made his prototypes himself by hand, using traditional joinery techniques such as tongue-and-groove or finger joints. In the process he pushed the limitations of wood, giving his designs an unmatched elegance. His sense of humor did not fall by the wayside, either, as evidenced by his splendid Peacock Chair (1947) or the masculine Ox Chair (1960), that latter of which is available with or without horns. (English edition ISBN 978-3-7757-3809-5)
»An exposé at the Danish Museum of Art and design was not enough - the exhibition manager also wrote a loving Wegner bible. The enthusiasm runneth over.«
»Si vous voulez en savoir plus et n'avez pas l'occasion de visiter les importantes expositions qui lui sont dédiées cette année au Danemark, consolez-vous avec l'excellent ouvrage "Wegner. Just one good chair" paru aux éditions Hatje Cantz«
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