Denmark (1914-2007)

1931, Hans Wegner apprenticed to a cabinetmaker in Tønder and a Teknologisk Institut. 1936-38 he studied Akademiets Arkitektskole and in 1938 at Kunsthåndvaerkerskolen, both in Copenhagen. 1938-43, Wegner was an assistant to Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller. In 1943, he opened his own office in Gentofte. 1946-53, Wegner was a lecturer at the Kunsthåndvaerkerskolen, Copenhagen. His meeting Johannes Hansen in 1940 or 1941 resulted in his numerous designs for Hansen in Copenhagen, including 1949 The chair. Later, he designed for AP-stolen, FDB, Danish CWS, Getama, Carl Hansen, Fritz Hansen, CM Furniture, Planmøbel, P.P. møbler, and Ry Møbler, producing more than 500 models. Wegner designed the interiors of headquarters of major companies. Best know for his early wood pieces, many of which are still in production today, he designed tubular steel furniture later on, and the 1960 Bull chair and ottoman in leather upholstery. His range of objects included furniture, silverware, lighting, and wallpaper. His 1947 Peacock chair by Johannes Hansen Møbelsnedkeri featured a dramatic bentwood back.