Hans Wegner, the legendary Danish furniture-maker, designed more than five hundred chairs during his long and illustrious career. In the 1950’s, Wegner was one of a small group of Danish designers who created a new look that came to be known as Danish Modern. He always worked with natural materials like wood and wool, and his furniture reflects both the natural world and abstract art.
While most of Hans J. Wegner's 500 chair designs were inspired by history, this wasn't always the case. The Flag Halyard Chair, which is now available from Iconic Interiors, was the result of a family trip to the beach - while one of his latest chairs - the Papa Bear Chair - takes its inspiration from the humble teddy bear.
Note that The designer name and his products was mentioned in this article to demonstrate the history of furniture design and it doesn't represent any of the items sold in this store.
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