Hans J. Wegner

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Hans Jørgensen Wegner (April 2, 1914 - January 26, 2007) was a world renowned Danish furniture designer. His high-quality and focused work, coupled with strenuous efforts from several of his manufacturers, contributed to the international popularity of mid-century Danish design. His style is often described as 'organic functionality', a 'modernist' school with an emphasis on functionality. This school of thought arose primarily in Scandinavian countries with contributions by Poul Henningsen, Alvar Aalto, and Arne Jacobsen. In his lifetime he designed over 500 different chairs, over 100 of which were put into mass production and many of which have become recognisable design icons.