Hans Coray was a Swiss designer who worked with the furniture company Vitra during the mid-20th century. His most famous creation is the Landi chair, which was designed for the Swiss National Exhibition in 1939. The chair is made of lightweight aluminium and was groundbreaking for its time. Coray's designs are characterized by their simplicity, elegance and efficiency. He believed that furniture should be functional above all else, but that form and style could also be important. Today, his designs are still appreciated for their timeless appeal and their contribution to the development of modernist design.