Tuesday 6 February 2007

Danish modern master dies

Han Wegner, Danish furniture designer, died at 92. Here's a salute from the New York Times

Their works, often made in warm blond wood, domesticated the cold chrome shine of the Bauhaus-influenced International style. In the process, they found a way to dovetail the words "Danish" and "modern" for the first time, joining cabinetmaker-guild traditions of high craftsmanship, quality and comfort with modernist principles of simplicity and graphic beauty.

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