WEGNER AND GRCIC AT THE DAM
Well if these two aren't two peas in a pod we don't know peas and we don't know pods. At left, of course, is Hans Wegner's Round Armchair (model number JH501) in teak and cane, manufactured by Johannes Hansen in Denmark and designed in 1949. Iconic and dumbfoundingly lovely. At right, Konstantin Grcic's Monza Chair, for Plank in Italy. It's from 2009 and it's fresh and it's smart in wood and polypropylene. Side by side, they're like a father and son (or a mother and daughter, depending on your gender bias) with just enough family resemblance to see the lineage and enough generational difference to know there's no way they're siblings. Though you'd be forgiven for telling them they could be siblings, wanting to flatter the Wegner because it's so timeless and has aged with so much grace. Both are on view at the DAM as part of the What is Modern? show. More to come.