Hans J. Wegner, Just One Good Chair

HJW_coverIn order to celebrate the one-hundredth birthday of Danish designer Hans J. Wegner (1914–2007), Hatje Cantz dedicates the monograph Just One Good Chair to his groundbreaking career, identified with the production of an unrivalled number of chairs. Trained as a furniture maker, Wegner was capable to push the technical limitations of wood by always giving prominence to elegance and irony.

Considered to be one of the leading figures of the past century’s furniture design, Hans J. Wegner gave shape to about 500 chairs, some of them now recognized as classics, such as the Round Chair (now simply The Chair, 1949), the China Chair (1943) and the Flag Line Chair (1950).

Hans J. Wegner, Just One Good Chair
Hatje Cantz, 2014
256 pp., € 49.80