Even though we deal with Danish design every day, we honestly can’t get enough … especially when it comes to Hans J. Wegner.
So when we were lucky enough to find ourselves in Copenhagen this week, we had to take the opportunity to visit the “Wegner – Just One Good Chair” exhibit at the Design Museum. This exhibit perfectly complements Carl Hansen & Son’s Wegner 100 Year Anniversary Collection, which features a selection of reimagined chairs, sofas and tables. From the Design Museum:
The exhibition tells the story of Wegner’s life and career, showing more than 150 of his major original works from the time, drawings, photos and models, exploring Wegner’s working methods and vast oeuvre. It is also possible to try out and touch over 50 newly produced Wegner-pieces in the exhibition. Along with film and furniture, by some of his contemporaries, like Charles & Ray Eames, Finn Juhl, Arne Jacobsen and Mies van der Rohe, the exhibition shows how the finest wooden furniture is made.
It is a humbling (and exhilarating) experience to see so many of his masterpieces together. You truly get a sense of his design philosophy and vision. It is a fitting way to continue to pay tribute to the design master.
The following images are from the Design Museum, photos by Pernille Klemp: