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Designer Hans J Wegner portrait
1914-2007

HANS J. WEGNER

The cabinet maker and furniture designer behind the China Chair™ was one of the principals of 'Danish Modern'.
Hans J. Wegner

BIOGRAPHY

Hans J. Wegner - cabinet-maker and furniture designer and one of the principals of 'Danish Modern'. He is one of the Danish designers who has achieved world fame. Wegner is a meticulous and admired craftsman and his furniture is a combination of good, solid details rooted in the tradition of the craftsmanship he highly regards. Fritz Hansen has manufactured the China Chair™ since 1944 and in 2008 the China Chair™ was introduced in a new black variety.
Hans Wegner China Chair Black
Designed by Hans J. Wegner, 1944

CHINA CHAIR™

The China Chair™ is Wegner’s interpretation of ancient Chinese chairs and it reflects his talent as a wood craftsman.
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