Hans Wegner (1914-2007)

Sofa Model JH555 aka "American sofa"

Work danish work
Materials fair oak and fabric
Creation date 1949
Special features For Johannes Hansen. Rare version with feet in V shape.
Width 77 cm
Depth 77 cm
Length 145 cm
€16,000.00
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Work
danish work
Materials
fair oak and fabric
Creation date
1949
Special features
For Johannes Hansen. Rare version with feet in V shape.

Hans Wegner (1914-2007)

Sofa Model JH555 aka "American sofa"

Who is

Hans Wegner (1914-2007)

Born in 1914 in Denmark, Hans Wegner is a Danish architect and designer. He studied at the School of Crafts in Copenhagen with the ambition to become an architect. At the age of 17, he made his first wooden creations. Soon, he created his design agency and quickly met with great success. With "The Chair », his success took on an international dimension. John F. Kennedy, then a candidate at the US presidential election, commissioned this chair for the presidential debate against Richard Nixon to ease his back pain. Hans Wegner is considered as one of the founding fathers of Scandinavian design. The shape and organic design of his furniture quickly became symbols of Scandinavian modernism. All furniture (chairs, armchairs, tables and sofa) of the Danish designer have simple and timeless lines, and were primarily designed to be functional.