Oct 3, 2008

A trip to the museum: Hans Wegner

The design museum in Gent is great for discovering new design and designers. They always have small hommages on, accompanying their main exhibition. This is how I discovered Danish designer Hans Wegner.

The display focused on his design for chairs. You can very clearly see the likeness between his work and that from fellow Danish designer Arne Jacobsen (Wegner actually worked for him in the beginning of his career). The minimalistic design, the use of curves and bright fabrics. I especially loved the ‘Wing chair’, another one to go on my list of design objects…

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