Born on April 2nd 1914, Hans J Wegner grew up in southern Denmark. He developed an affinity toward crafting with natural wood. Han’s early designs started with purely wooden chairs. Later he would use a combination of wood and fabrics in his designs, a good example being the Shell Chair. In 1960, he released in the fully upholstered limited production of the CH445 Hans J Wegner Wing Chair. Hans is without doubt the pioneer of the Danish Modern Furniture Movement.