“If only you could design just one good chair in your life . . . But you simply cannot.” Hans J. Wegner, 1952.
The Designmuseum Danmark marks the 100-year anniversary of Hans J. Wegner’s birth with a large exhibition “Wegner – just one good chair”, opening on the 3rd of April 2014.
Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) was one of history’s most prolific designers. In 1949 he created the design that the Americans called “The Chair”. The perfect chair – but he continued designing new ones nonetheless, producing a total of over 500. He was referred to as “The King of Chairs” – or just the “Chair Maker”. His furniture paved the way for Danish Design’s international breakthrough in the years after World War II, and he was to become a leading figure in Organic Modernism.
On this occasion the Designmuseum in Copenhagen wants to enlarge their chair collection and adds Plank’s MONZA armchair, design Konstantin Grcic, to their permanent collection for its importance in the furniture history.