Hans J. Wegner Original Furniture Design. ca. 20th Century
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An original design for a counter from the world-renowned Danish furniture designer, from the 800-office series. Drawn in pencil, signed at the lower right, and labeled no. 11, scale 1:20. Some small edge tears and chips; overall fine. 8.75 x 12.25 inches (21 x 30 cm.) From the workshop of cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen.
Wegner's high quality and thoughtful work, along with a concerted effort 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 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 recognizable design icons.