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FDB Møbler - Ferm Living - Flos - Fogia - Fredericia - Fritz Hansen
Källemo - Karakter - Kay Bojesen - Kero - Kvadrat
Pandul - Pappelina - Petite Friture - Pholc - Poiat - Pols Potten - PP Møbler
Sammode Studio - Santa & Cole - Secto Design - Serge Mouille Éditions - Sika Design -
Skagerak by Fritz Hansen - Skandinavisk - Skovshoved Møbelfabrik - String Furniture - Swedese
Wästberg - Wendelbo - Wiener GTV Design - Woud
Scandinavian Design in all its forms: Furniture, Lighting, Decoration, Bags and Accessories, Clothes
A prolific furniture designer, Hans Wegner is one of the founding fathers of Scandinavian design. Born in 1914 in Tønder, Denmark, this shoemaker's son completed his apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker at the age of 17 with H.F. Stahlberg, under whose guidance he made his first formal experiments with wood, before leaving for Copenhagen at the age of 20 to attend the School of Arts and Crafts from 1936 to 1938, which enabled him to set up as an architect.
As an architect, the young Hans J. Wegner joined Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller in Århus. Together with them, he worked on the design of furniture for the reception hall of the new Århus City Hall in 1940. In the same year, Wegner began to work with the master cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen, whose technique played an important role in the development of Danish furniture.
Hans J. Wegner set up his own design office in 1943. In 1944, he designed his first "Chinese chair" based on portraits of Danish merchants sitting in Ming chairs. One of these chairs, the so-called "Wishbone Chair" (CH24), designed in 1949, was so successful that it has been manufactured continuously since 1950 by Carl Hansen & Son in Odense.
Hans J. Wegner is considered one of the most creative and productive Danish furniture designers. He has been awarded almost all existing design prizes, such as the Lunning Prize, the Grand Prix of the Milan Triennale, the Swedish Prince Eugen Medal and the Danish Eckersberg Medal. Many of the world's leading museums pay tribute to him, such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Die Neue Sammlung in Munich, by including his furniture in their permanent collections.
Hans J. Wegner died in Denmark in January 2007.
If we had to summarize his life and work in three points, we would say
- he was a cabinetmaker as well as a designer and had a perfect command of woodworking techniques
- he knew how to bring a natural tenderness and softness to functionalism
- he was a master of seating and created more than 400 chairs and armchairs.
Design for Generations
What is expensive?
What is cheap?
The cheap chair you throw away after a few years?
The well-crafted one that lasts 50 years?
The fabric that fluffs up?
The one that doesn't wear out?
Are our products expensive?
Their quality/price ratio is excellent.
What about their impact on the environment?
We let you guess.
The end of year celebrations are approaching and, as tradition dictates, it's time to make your life easier by offering you commercial offers.
They are of three orders:
1) offers on products that we have in stock, new, in limited quantities and ready to ship
2) campaigns, organized with brands
3) targeted promotional codes, which you will get by sending us an mail
(just put "promotional code" in the subject of the email).
Our range of products is extremely wide and experience has shown us many times that no one ever goes around it, even our most loyal customers.
Now is the perfect time to explore it further: do you know, for example, the sections
« fashion accessories », « design objects », « tableware » or « candles & candleholders »
which are literally full of magnificent gift ideas?
Offering design at the right price is an integral part of our work. If you find the same item at a lower price at another retailer, delivery included, we will not only match it, but even offer you a better price.
How to take advantage of it?
We compare our prices every day with all authorized retailers in Europe. If nevertheless you find cheaper, contact us for a counter-proposal.
We must be able to verify that the item is authentic, new, perfectly identical (size, materials, color, etc.)
and that it is not part of a campaign or temporary destocking.
The valid basis is, for example, a current quote or a direct link to another retailer's website where the lower price is indicated. An email image is invalid, the original email must be forwarded.
The offer does not apply to orders already placed and cannot be combined with any of our other offers or promotions.
Searching the "Search" field and you cannot find it? It's normal.
Our site is not built like a classic e-shop, with its standard product sheets and keywords
like ‘yellow’, ‘lamp’, ‘Marimekko’, ‘wishbone chair’.
This usual method has its advantages, of course, but it obliges you to present the mug,
the sofa, the dress, the toothbrush and the floor lamp in the same way – which is absurd.
Worse: it condemns the searcher to browse through monotonous
products lists, poorly organised – which is boring.
The structure of our site is much more simple: are you looking for a chair?
Go to Furniture > Chairs: a page shows them all classified by brands.
Are you interested in Arne Jacobsen's « Series 7 Veneer » chair?
No need to scroll laboriously from page to page to see the many variants:
they are all gathered in the same place, where you can compare them at a glance.
Forget the Search field: you are on an editorialized site.