A GOOD TURN
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.”