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Author Olesen, Christian Holmsted, author.

Title Wegner : just one good chair / Christian Holmsted Olesen ; translated by Mark Mussari ; editors: Martin Gylling and Birgit Lyngbye Pedersen.

Publication Info. Copenhagen : Design Museum Danmark ; Ostfildern, Germany : Hatje Cantz, [2014]
1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    749.092 Wegner,H OLE    DUE 10-05-21 Billed
Description 254 pages : illustrations (some color), plans ; 33 cm
text txt rdacontent
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volume nc rdacarrier
Note Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen, April 2-November 2, 2014.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 250) and index.
Summary The name of Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) is inseparable from his unrivalled chairs, which have helped Danish design achieve international recognition. Any fan of design has his or her favorite among Wegner's approximately 500 creations, and there is hardly an interior design magazine that has not included an illustration of his elegant China Chair (1943) or Y Chair (1950). Even John F. Kennedy sat on the Round Chair, now known simply as The Chair (1949). Trained as a furniture maker, Wegner typically made his prototypes by hand, using traditional joinery techniques such as tongue-and-groove or finger joints. In the process, he often pushed the limitations of wood, giving his designs an unequaled elegance. Their beauty was matched by their practicality: he considered comfort and ergonomics to be equally as important as appearance. Despite his concern for functionality, his personality and sense of humor also shone through his works, as evidenced by his splendid Peacock Chair (1947) or the masculine Ox Chair (1960), available with or without horns.
Subject Wegner, Hans J., 1914-2007 -- Exhibitions.
Furniture design -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Chair design -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Wegner, Hans J., 1914-2007, designer.
Mussari, Mark, translator.
Gylling, Martin, editor.
Pedersen, Birgit Lyngbye, editor.
Added Title Just one good chair
ISBN 9783775738095 (English edition ; cl.)
3775738096 (cl.)

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