Hans J. Wegner

Just One Good Chair

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783775738088


Page: 256

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The name Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) is inseparable from his unrivalled chairs, which helped Danish design to achieve its international breakthrough. Every design fan has his or her favorite from among Wegner's approximately five hundred creations. Today, there is a hardly a glossy interior design magazine that does not include an illustration of the elegant China Chair (1943) or the Y Chair (1950), and even John F. Kennedy sat on his Round Chair, which is now simply called The Chair (1949). Trained as a furniture maker, Wegner usually made his prototypes himself by hand, using traditional joinery techniques such as tongue-and-groove or finger joints. In the process he pushed the limitations of wood, giving his designs an unmatched elegance. His sense of humor did not fall by the wayside, either, as evidenced by his splendid Peacock Chair (1947) or the masculine Ox Chair (1960), that latter of which is available with or without horns. (English edition ISBN 978-3-7757-3809-5)


eine Nachbarschaftskunde

Author: Bernd Kretschmer

Publisher: Ch. Links Verlag

ISBN: 3861535106


Page: 222

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Die Dänen - eines der glücklichsten Völker der Erde? Bernd Kretschmer informiert über Geschichte, Wirtschaft, Politik, Kultur, Alltagsleben und Mentalität unseres nördlichen Nachbarn.

Advances in Cross-Cultural Decision Making

Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Cross-Cultural Decision Making, July 17-21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA

Author: Mark Hoffman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319607472

Category: Computers

Page: 262

View: 7722


This book reports on the latest advances in understanding cross-cultural decision and human cognition with respect to various cultural constructs, such as geographical, historical, sociological, and organizational cultures. It addresses researchers, scholars, and industry practitioners from diverse fields, including sociology, linguistics, business, military science, psychology, human factors research, neuroscience, and education. The book covers a wealth of topics, including: analyses of historical events and intercultural competence; commercial applications of social-cultural science; the study of decision-making similarities (and differences) across cultures; cultural behavioral modeling and simulation technology; and social networks and studies on group communication alike. It also reports on real-world case studies relevant to cross-cultural decision-making. The book’s main goal is to combine studies from other relevant disciplines such as causal analysis in complex environments, team decision making and social changes to develop a more holistic understanding of the decisions that people, groups, and societies make, so as to improve our ability to forecast and plan for the future. Based on the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Cross-Cultural Decision Making (CCDM), held on July 17–21, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, USA, this book offers a multidisciplinary view on the impact of culture on people’s cognition and behavior, and a timely reference guide to new applications and future challenges.


Author: Johan Møller Nielsen,Hans J. WEGNER

Publisher: ICON Group International



Page: 132

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102 Midcentury Chairs

and their stories

Author: Lucy Ryder, Richardson

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911216805

Category: Design

Page: 300

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A stylish and informative guide to the best of Midcentury Modern chair design. These are the top 100 most interesting, most controversial, or simply most beautiful chairs from the period spanning 1930–1970, according to expert curator and chair addict Lucy Ryder Richardson. Get to know the designers of the Modern era, and find out about the controversies, drama, gossip and intrigue that accompanied these fascinating figures. Featuring a range of top international names, including Robin Day, Charles and Ray Eames, Ernest Race, Arne Jacobsen, Pierre Paulin, Finn Juhl, Harry Bertoia, Ero Saarinen and Norman Cherner. There is also an exploration into materials and manufacturing processes, plus lots of information about the manufacturers that brought chair designs to the masses, such as Knoll, Herman Miller, Fritz Hansen and Asko. Packed full of design details, historical facts, quotes and anecdotes – you can even find out the position in which the designers intended you to sit in their chairs! With a ‘chair timeline’, showcasing the very best of European, Scandinavian, Japanese and American design, this is the perfect book for collectors, enthusiasts and design junkies alike.

Danish Modern

Between Art and Design

Author: Mark Mussari

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474223699

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 3499


Danish Modern explores the development of mid-century modernist design in Denmark from historical, analytical and theoretical perspectives. Mark Mussari explores the relationship between Danish design aesthetics and the theoretical and cultural impact of Modernism, particularly between 1930 and 1960. He considers how Danish designers responded to early Modernist currents: the Stockholm Exhibition of 1930, their rejection of Bauhaus aesthetic demands, their early fealty to wood and materials, and the tension between cabinetmaker craft and industrial production as it challenged and altered their aesthetic approach. Tracing the theoretical foundations for these developments, Mussari discusses the writings and works of such figures as Poul Henningsen, Arne Jacobsen, Hans Wegner, Nanna Ditzel, and Finn Juhl.

Danish Modern

Author: Andrew Hollingsworth

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423613596

Category: Design

Page: N.A

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For serious furniture collectors, Danish is more than a pastry-it's an art form. Twentieth century Danish furniture design is simple and clean., mixes well with other design styles, and has an inherent value and history beyond its beauty. In Modern Danish, Andrew Hollingsworth explores the history of Danish design, from the earliest cabinetmakers' guilds in the 1770s through the impact of two world wars, and its evolution into the twentieth century. The book includes photographic surveys of Danish Modern furniture in homes across the Unites States; a market guide with tips, facts and resources that includes discussions of veneer vs. solid wood, places to find Danish Modern furniture, and a guide to caring for it; and an extensive resource section.

Kunststoff als Design-Material: Wohnkultur im Stil der 1968er

Author: Elke Beilfuß

Publisher: Diplomica Verlag

ISBN: 3958506682

Category: Architecture

Page: 116

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In der westlichen Welt gilt das Jahr '68 als das Revolutionsjahr der Studenten: Die Flower-Power-Bewegung des Woodstock-Festivals, Demonstrationen gegen den Vietnamkrieg und Auflehnung gegen eine vermeintliche Idylle prägen das Bild dieses Jahrzehnts. Auch im Bereich des Möbeldesigns sind die 1960er Jahre außergewöhnlich - einzelne Objekte aus dieser Zeit sind heute Klassiker und versinnbildlichen das Lebensgefühl dieser Zeit. Dieses Buch untersucht Wohnkultur im Stil der 1968er und beleuchtet die Wiederkehr dieses Stils zur Jahrtausendwende im Hinblick auf Zeitgeist und Lebensart der 1960er Jahre. Es beleuchtet die Sehnsucht nach einer Zeitreise in das bunte Jahrzehnt anhand des beliebtesten Design-Materials dieser Zeit - dem Kunststoff.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: N.A

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