Hans J. Wegner has passed away
It is with the greatest regret that we learn that Architect Hans J.
Wegner passed away peacefully on 26th January 2007. He reached an
age of 92 years. Hans J. Wegner worked hard during his long life and
created furniture that became the inspiration of a whole generation
and in spite of the rapid change in technology and lifestyle is still
sought after objects in our time. Born in Denmark in 1914 he trained
as both a master cabinetmaker and an architect. He became a world
renowned architect who was bestowed with many international honours
during his time. Generally, Hans J. Wegner was considered the Master
of the Chair, with more than 400 chairs to his name. Today many
of his furniture creations are on display at leading design museums
around the world For all he created a strong concentration
on minimalism, quality and functionality were always in focus. The
cooperation with Carl Hansen & Son commenced at 1949.