Kontortordrejestol / Office Chair 502 by Hans Wegner 1955

A distinctive design with a deep back rest in wood that is twisted almost like a wood aircraft propeller.

For the shape of the back Wegner was inspired by the work of Doctor Egill Snorrason who had criticised furniture manufacturers because they did not understand how back support was important for good posture although he pointed out that the Cow Horn Chair by Hans Wegner was an exception. 

The two men met and not only did Wegner subsequently experiment more with the ergonomics of his designs but Snorrason became the Wegners' doctor.

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chair in the collection of Designmuseum Danmark