The brilliant Hans Wegner is the designer of one of my favorite chairs from the mid century - the Wishbone chair. Designed in 1950 it is one of the most identifiable chairs of its time and remains effortlessly stunning and fluidly gorgeous even 60 years later.
Hans Wegner (1915-2007) trained as a cabinet maker before attending the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts, where he later lectured from 1946-1953. From 1938-1942, he worked as a furniture designer in Arne Jacobsen and Erik Moller's architectural firm. In 1943 he set up his own office in Gentotte and collaborated with Borge Mogensen in the design of an apartment shown at the 1946 Cabinetmakers Exhibition in Copenhagen. Throughout his long career, he has designed furniture extensively for Johannes Hansen and Fritz Hansen. The Royal Society of Arts, London made him an Honorary Royal Designer for Industry in 1959. Source: ScandinavianDesign.com
A look at Mr. Wegner's beautiful work....
Wishbone Chair 1950
Folding Chair 1949
The Chair 1949
Shell Chair 1948
Bear Chair 1954
I love them all. What's your favorite?