Hans-j-wegner-folding-chair, hans j. wegner, a danish modern furniture designer, was best known for his classic yet comfortable chairs that helped shape the modern design movement of the 1950’s and 60’s.. Paul and may arlt, copenhagen and washington, d. c. (early 1950s–2001); their daughter, ronay menschel, new york (2001; her gift to mma), check out our hans wegner chairs selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from our furniture shops.. Hans j. wegner 1914-2007. model hj512, 'kaminstol'. folding chair in oak, woven cane seat and back. designed in 1949., as you may recall, the “ jh512 folding chair” designed by hans j. wegner and made by johannes hansen was presented along with “the chair” at the legendary 1949 cabinetmakers’ guild’s autumn exhibition..
Scores of craftsmen can build you a chair, but danish icon hans wegner earns the rare distinction of having created the chair. his round chair (1949)—with its single, curved back rail forming a parabola of finely shaped wood—was a stylish shot heard round the world, which heralded the arrival of a major design talent and made danish design a cover story in the united states., hans j. wegner is the undisputed master of danish chair design. wegner has designed countless chairs, many of which—such as the hans wegner wishbone chair, wegner wing chair, and wegner ch07 shell chair —are internationally recognized classics.