With more than 500 different chair designs Hans J. Wegner is the most prolific Danish designer to date. Wegner had a love for natural materials and a deep understanding of the need for furniture to be functional as well as beautiful. He was trained as a cabinetmaker and an architect.
The Dane experienced his international breakthrough and his greatest sales success in 1949 when he designed the Round Chair. Referred to as “the world’s most beautiful chair” by the American magazine Interiors and later used in the televised presidential debates between Nixon and Kennedy in 1960, the chair rose to stardom. It has since been known simply as The Chair.
The Cow Horn Chair is a mix between Wegner’s The Chair and another of his famous chairs, the Wishbone Chair. The short arm rests shaped as the horns of a cow serve both as support for resting the elbows and makes it possible to draw the chair close to the table. The cane seat understates the sublime elegance of the chair and the joinery on the back of the chair is a clear homage to the craftmanship Wegner highly appreciated and acknowledged.
Wegner’s work is characterized by its timeless and it is known and highly regarded all over the world. His furniture, in particular his chairs, are found in the permanent collections of the world’s most prestigious museums.