A GOOD TURN

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32 The Swivel Chair de­signed by Hans Weg­ner for Jo­hannes Hansen.

Wong spot­lights her favourites in the col­lec­tion.

HANS WEG­NER SWIVEL CHAIR JO­HANNES HANSEN

“The wood here feels like it’s all one piece but it’s ac­tu­ally joined. If you don’t dry the wood prop­erly, it will never be so smooth.”

BODIL KJAER DESK E. PEDERSEN & SON

“This is a stand­out be­cause it’s in black African wenge which is very un­usual. Look at the spec­tac­u­lar grain. The draw­ers go all the way to the end and are con­trolled by one key.”

HANS WEG­NER THE CHAIR JO­HANNES HANSEN

“This is of­ten called the per­fect chair be­cause, er­gonom­i­cally, it just works. Nixon and Kennedy sat on th­ese chairs dur­ing their first pres­i­den­tial de­bate. Th­ese are by the orig­i­nal man­u­fac­turer, Jo­hannes Hansen, and they are hot­stamped on their base, which re­ally adds to their value.”

ARNE JA­COB­SEN EGG CHAIR FRITZ HANSEN

“You know this is from the 1960s be­cause its leg is in one cast piece. They don’t make them like this any­more. The new ones would have the stem and base as two pieces.”

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