Monday, March 5, 2012

"The Chair" for presidential debates : Kennedy, Nixon & Wegner

Cow Horn Chair, 1952
Made by Johannes Hansen. Mahogany

For Hans Wegner, greatest sales success came in 1949 when he designed the Round chair. The American magazine Interiors featured the chair on the cover and referred to it as “the world’s most beautiful chair”. The chair rose to stardom when used in the televised presidential debates between Nixon and Kennedy in 1960 and has since been known simply as “The Chair”. (

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