Hans Wegner, creator of the Shell Chair

The Shell Chair is without a doubt, one of the of iconic accent chairs in modern design.  Its avant garde  shape and creative winged seat catch the attention of everybody in the room. Let’s dig a little in the lifer of its creator, Hans Wegner. 
One of the greatest Danish Designer, Hans was born  actually in Prussia, in 1914. Since very young had enormous talent for design and skills for work with wood. He attended at the Danish School of Arts and the Architectural Academy in Conpenhague. In 1940 he had the opportunity to work with Arn Jacobsen, and Johannes Hansen.
After selling a piece of furniture to the Copenhagen Industrial Art Museum (Now Design Museum of Denmark), Wegner, a tireless  worker, opened its own studio. From there, a steady path of success will be a constant for Wegner. Absolutely devoted to chairs, Wegner created some of the most famous models in modern design: The China Chair; the Ox Chair; The Wishbone Chair, and the Shell Chair. 
Wegner had always a very functional approach, using constantly traditional craftsmanship techniques for joinery, just like sculptural pieces integrated into the design. The Shell chair is a fine example of that. 
Awarded with numerous awards, Wegner died in Denmark in 2007. 
Go to Barcelona Design to find more about Hans Wegner and its passion for Mid Century Modern and Scandinavian Furniture.