My email to Carl Hansen and Son:
Please give me a definitive answer about the pronunciation of “Wegner.” I recently watched a video interview with Knud Erik Hansen, and he seemed to pronounce it several different ways.
Thank you for your email. I can understand the confusion. When we refer to Hans J. Wegner outside of Denmark, we pronounce it phonetically as Veg-ner. In the Danish language, it is correctly pronounced Vee-ner.
I hope this helps.
Director of Operations
Carl Hansen & Son Inc.
Before moving from the Wegner topic for a while, some of you might be interested to know that Marianne Wegner Sørensen trained as an architect and worked as her father's employee for 20 years before taking over leadership of the studio. She herself is a furniture designer.
| Marianne Wegner Sørensen, daughter of Hans Wegner|
|Oval extension table by Marianne Wegner Sørensen|
Whew...it's nice to have the Wegner ball of twine untangled. Now we can move on to "Hvidt." Is it VILTH or VEET? At this point, does anyone care? Or should we just call the whole thing off?