Hans Jorgen Wegner

Organic functionalist Hans Wegner was almost exclusively a chair designer, with a background in cabinet making and thus a natural affinity for wood.

Many of his designs feature complex joinery techniques such as mortise and tennon and finger joints. Hans had a fixation with stripping down upholstered chairs and visualising the bare bones of the design. Hans worked under the concept of distillation "Many foreigners have asked me how we made the Danish style.

And I've answered that it...was rather a continuous process of purification, and for me of simplification, to cut down to the simplest possible elements of four legs, a seat and combined top rail and arm rest." Many of Han's designs echo each other, particularly his range of 'Chinese' chairs as they become distilled into simpler forms. His fondness for light weight wood, cane and wicker allow people to admire the carpentry rather than become too focused on aesthetic.

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