Hans Jorgen Wegner (1914-2007) was a Danish architect and furniture designer. He trained as a carpenter before studying at the Copenhagen School of Crafts, where he also later taught from 1946 until 1953. From 1938 to 1942 he worked as a furniture designer in Arne Jacobsen and Erik Moller's office. In 1943 he founded his own office in Gentofte and worked closely with Borge Mogensen in the design of an apartment that in 1946 was shown at the Cabinetmakers' Autumn Exhibition in Copenhagen. The Royal Society of Arts, London, appointed him to the Royal Honorary Doctorate in industrial arts in 1959. Wegner is mainly known for a wide range of chair models he designed like the China chair (1944), the Peacock chair (1947), the Round chair (1949), the Flag Halyard and the Y-chair (1950), the Ox chair (1960) and many others.