In Depth: Danish modern

 

Hans J. Wegner’s Wishbone Chair from 1950 has become famous around the world

By Sofie Lisby

The timeless craftsmanship of skilled architects and the imagination of enterprising individuals are the main actors in the global success story of Danish furniture design, and although their creators are gone, icons like The Egg and the Wishbone Chair continue to sell in places like London, New York, Shanghai and Tokyo.

The year is 1949 and from his furniture workshop in Odense on the island of Funen, Carl Hansen has gained wide recognition as a skilled craftsman. So much so that Hans J. Wegner, a young aspiring architect at the time, chooses the workshop to produce his designs.

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Filed Under: Issue 101 February 2013Magazine

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