Hans J Wegner trained as a cabinet-maker before attending the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts, where he later lectured. From 1938 to 1942 he worked as a furniture designer in Arne Jacobsen and Erik Moller´s architectural practice. In 1943 he set up his own office in Gentofte and throughout his long career, he has designed furniture extensively for Johannes Hansen and Fritz Hansen. The Royal Society of Arts, London made him an Honorary Royal Designers for Industry in 1959. Marianne Wegner’s work includes architecture, interior furnishing and furniture design. After 20 years she assumed the leadership of her father Hans J. Wegner’s design studio in 1993. She became responsible for the preservation and adjustments of the 130 pieces of furniture currently in production. She has designed complementary products such as individually adapted meeting tables for board rooms, museums and government buildings.

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