The Mexican “Hans J. Wegner” Folding Chair

Today I will share with you a charming old story about how a rustic version of Wegner’s famous folding chair, the JH512, made its way to Mexico. As you may recall, the “JH512 Folding Chair” designed by Hans J. Wegner and made by Johannes Hansen was presented along with “The …

Building up an icon (mass produced) – Part #14

The term “Scandinavian Design” (which includes Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland) originated from the show “Design in Scandinavia” that toured the US and Canada from 1954 to 1957. Promoting the “Scandinavian way of living”, it exhibited various works by Nordic designers and established the meaning of the term that continues …

Building up an icon (mass produced) – Part #2

Fritz Hansen, also known as Republic of Fritz Hansen is a Danish furniture design company which was established in 1872 by the visionary cabinetmaker of the same name. Since then, Fritz Hansen has become a part of both Danish and international design history. In the early 20th century Christian E. …