31 March 2014

Just one good chair

Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen

3 March – 2 November 2014



“I’d say he’s the most important Danish designer ever,” says Christian Holmsted Olesen, curator of the exhibition “Wegner. Just one good chair” at the Designmuseum Danmark – and he is not alone in his opinion. On the occasion of the centenary of Hans J. Wegner‘s birth, the museum is staging a retrospective of the designer’s life and work.  


With his chair models that are mostly made of wood, he created a new language of design. “The reason for his success is that he developed this new organic Modernism, which became so popular especially in the US in the 1950s and 1960s.” His style made a considerable contribution to making Danish design better known on the international market. The exhibition, with over 150 original works - drawings, photographs and model designs provides an overview of Wegner’s working methods, his extensive artistic output, and offers possible explanations for the success of his design in an international context.


The exhibition runs from 3 April to 2 November 2014. More information is available here.


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