Hans J. Wegner
1914 - 2007
Vintage Wishbone chair, designed in 1950 by Hans Wegner and made by Carl Hansen and Son. One of a series of chair designs that started with Wegner's China chair in 1945. The elegant lines of the back are reminiscent of ancient Chinese chair designs, and the orange/red painted finish pays homage to that influence.
Melbourne metro $50.
Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Hobart metro - $150.
Hans Wegner AWARDS (summary)
Grand Prix, Milan Triennale, 1951.
Gold Medal, Milan Triennale. 1954.
Silver Medal, Milan Triennale. 1957.
Honorary Royal Designer of Industry, Royal Society of Arts, London, 1959.
Citation of Merit, Pratt Institute, New York, 1959.
Prince Eugene Medal, 1961.
Citation of Merit, American Institute of Interior Designers, 1967 and 1968.
Danish Furniture Prize, 1980.