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The Round Chair from 1949 is one of Wegner's most iconic pieces and a highlight of Danish design. “Round One” is minimalist art reduced to its bare essentials. It required incredible craftsmanship to create such smooth curves—each of the crescent-shaped armrests are fashioned from a block of wood, and interior mortise-and-tenons hide the connection between the arms and legs. Famously, when Kennedy and Nixon sweated it out during the first televised Presidential debate, they were both sitting on Wegner’s design. Manufactured by PP Møbler. Photo by Jens Mourits Sørensen.
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