Teak Week: Hans Wegner’s “The Chair”

March 2nd, 2009

We start Teak week with a look at Danish designer Hans J. Wegner’s famous Round chair, often referred to as “The Chair”. With an astounding 500 different chair designs we had to choose from Wegner’s career, we’d be lying if we said it wasn’t a tad difficult not to add all of our favorites. That being said “The Chair”, designed in 1949, easily stands out on it’s own, it is the highest level of craftsmanship and truly combines functionality with beauty. Those two words often get thrown around a lot, but this chair was hailed as “The world’s most beautiful chair” according to the American magazine Interiors, and we can see why.





Hans Wegner’s “The Chair” seen here in the televised presidential debates between John F Kennedy and Richard Nixon.

Chair photos: www.danish-furniture.com

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