Hans Jørgensen Wegner, (April 2, 1914 – January 26, 2007), was a world-renowned Danish furniture designer. His influence contributed to the international popularity of mid-century Danish design. His style is often described as Organic Functionality, a modernist school with an emphasis on functionality. In his lifetime, he designed over 500 different chairs, over 100 of which were put into mass production and many of which have become recognizable design icons. He became a member of the Royal Danish Academy for fine arts in 1995, and an honorary doctor of the Royal College of Art in 1997. He died at the age of 92 in Denmark.