Hans Wegner Shell Chair with Original Label

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Hans Wegner Shell Chair with Original Label

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Hans Wegner Shell Chair with Original Label


About Hans Wegner Shell Chair with Original Paper Label Hans J Wegner (1915–2007) trained as a cabinet-maker before attending the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts, where he later lectured from 1946 to 1953. From 1938 to 1942, he worked as a furniture designer in Arne Jacobsen and Erik Moller´s architectural practice. In 1943, he set up his own office in Gentofte and collaborated with Borge Mogensen in the design of an apartment shown at the 1946 Cabinetmakers´ Exhibition in Copenhagen. His 1949 folding chair was made to be hung on the wall, and his "Shell" chair from the same year experimented with curving the wood in three dimensions to form the seat. 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 Designers for Industry in 1959. In 1960 he came out with several variations on the "Ox" chair which came with or without horns, and was a fine example of the line Wegner could masterfully walk between elegance and playfulness. "We must take care," he once said, "that everything doesn't get so dreadfully serious. We must play--but we must play seriously." CONTINUE READING + Details CREATOR Hans Wegner (Designer) PLACE OF ORIGIN Denmark DATE OF MANUFACTURE 1940s PERIOD 1940-1949 MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Wood CONDITION Excellent Condition. DIMENSIONS 27.5 in.Hx23 in.W 70 cmHx58 cmW SEAT HEIGHT NaN ft. NaN in. (38 cm) DEALER LOCATION New York, NY NUMBER OF ITEMS 1 REFERENCE NUMBER U09012278361031