FILER - Hans J. Wegner, a Danish furniture designer best known for his functional yet elegant chairs, has died, his family said Thursday, Feb. 2007. He was 92. His international breakthrough came in ... more 
FILER - Hans J. Wegner, a Danish furniture designer best known for his functional yet elegant chairs, has died, his family said Thursday, Feb. 2007. He was 92. His international breakthrough came in 1949 with the Round Chair, which soon became a classic and was used in the United States 11 years later in televised presidential debates between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. Wegner, seen in this april 1978 file photo, died Jan. 26 at his home in Copenhagen, but the family only announced it a week later after a private funeral service, said his daughter. (AP B/W only file photo/Jakob Maarbjerg/POLFOTO) ** DENMARK OUT ** less 
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