“If only you could design just one good chair in your life,” famed Danish designer Hans Wegner was quoted as saying in 1952. “But you simply cannot.”
He was not joking. Wegner, one of Denmark’s most prolific and iconic designers, ended up creating over 500 chairs and 1,000 other pieces of furniture in his lifetime, working with many of the great architects and designers of the age. A feat that earned him the nickname the “King of Chairs.”
Just One Good Chair is a new exhibition at Designmuseum Danmark, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of Wegner’s birth by showcasing more than 150 of his most innovative furniture designs, alongside drawings, photos, and models, offering insight into his working process.
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