This substantial book journeys the spectacular career of one of the best known furniture makers, Hans J. Wegner. Wegner (1914-2007) designed approximately 500 chairs, many of which have been featured for decades in prominent homes and design magazines. Many of his chairs are still produced today using the original designs and furniture making techniques. You can see some of them here.
Wegner was an integral part of putting Denmark on the design map. His furniture is both beautiful and comfortable. He typically built his prototypes by hand using traditional joinery techniques, but he created unique forms that brought an unexpected elegance to his works. Enjoy an in-depth look at the man himself, his design process and his classic chair designs.