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The identify of Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) is inseparable from his unrivalled chairs, that have helped Danish layout succeed in world reputation. Any fan of layout has his or her favourite amongst Wegner’s roughly 500 creations, and there may be rarely an internal layout mag that has now not integrated a demonstration of his chic China Chair (1943) or Y Chair (1950). Even John F. Kennedy sat at the Spherical Chair, referred to now merely as The Chair (1949). Skilled as a furnishings maker, Wegner normally made his prototypes through hand, the use of conventional joinery ways reminiscent of tongue-and-groove or finger joints. Within the procedure, he continuously driven the restrictions of wooden, giving his designs an unequaled magnificence. Their attractiveness used to be matched through their practicality: he thought to be convenience and ergonomics to be similarly as essential as look. In spite of his worry for capability, his character and humorousness additionally shone via his works, as evidenced through his ultimate Peacock Chair (1947) or the masculine Ox Chair (1960), to be had without or with horns.