The Hot Seats – Style Icons

The BBC have just run an article, featuring the top 5 iconic chairs of the 20th century…. which everyone should naturally have! It probably comes as no suprise for our followers, that amongst them you’ll find Scandinavian designer Hans Wegner and his Round Chair, which gained global notoriety, when it was featured in the famous televised final debate between Nixon and Robert F. Kennedy.

Hans J. Wegner (1914–2007) was a famous Danish furniture designer, who is in a leader in the pantheon of Danish design, achieving a full scale international breakthrough and popularity. Enjoy his ‘Just One Chair‘ book, a magnificent monograph celebrating the one hundredth birthday of this great Danish designer.

For a full palet of design icons visit the Danish Design Collection currently featured.

Vice President Nixon and Senator John Kennedy

 

The Hot Seats – Style Icons