As a driving force behind 'Danish Modern', Hans J. Wegner helped change the general public's view of furniture in the 1950s and 1960s. His passion for designing chairs, more than 500 of them, is recognized worldwide and reflected in his title 'the Master of the Chair'. He is famous for integrating perfectly executed joints with exquisite shapes and combining them with a constant curiosity for materials and deep respect for wood and its natural characteristics. His designs furnish minimalism with organic and natural softness.
In 1949, Wegner designed his iconic Round Chair, which became known simply as "The Chair," because, to many, it seemed nearly perfect: an elegantly curved, minimalist design consisting of 11 pieces of wood. "The Chair" supported many a famous person's behind, including John F. Kennedy's and Richard Nixon's during the 1960 presidential debates.