Collection: Hans J. Wegner
Born 1914 Tonder, Denmark. Died 2007 Copenhagen, Denmark. Trained as a cabinetmaker; subsequently studied at Copenhagen Technical College. 1936–38 Studied furniture designs at Copenhagen Vocational Art’s College. 1938–40 Worked in the architectural studio of Erik Moller and Flemming Lassen. 1943 Employed in the architectural studio of Arne Jacobsen and Erik Moller in Arhus, where he designed furniture for the Arhus City Hall; first collaboration with cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen. 1943–46 Opened his own studio in Arhus. Show more information
1946–48 Worked for architect Palle Suenson in Copenhagen, then returned to his own office. 1946–53 Taught at Copenhagen Vocational Art’s College. 1948 Participated in the MoMA competition for “Low-Cost Furniture Design”. 1950 International breakthrough with the publication of “Runde Stol” in the American magazine Interior; large commission in the United States. 1951 Lunning Prize1954 Milan Triennial Gold Medalstarting in the midfifties Industrial production of Wegner’s designs by Fritz Hansen and Salesco. 1997 8th International Design Award, Osaka, and honorary doctorate from the Royal College of Art in London. Since 1998 Permanent exhibition of Wegner’s works at Kunstmuseum Tondern/Water Tower
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