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Hans Wegner Settee Model JH 555
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Beautiful and rare example by Hans Wegner, Model JH 555 for Johannes Hansen, Denmark, circa 1950
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Oak

Hans Wegner Settee Model JH 555
Hans Wegner Settee Model JH 555
H 30.5 in W 57.75 in D 31.75 in
Teak "JH 555" Sofa by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen, Denmark. 1950s.
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Stockholm, SE
Amazing sofa by Hans J. Wegner, model “JH 555”. Made from teak with linen upholstery. Clean lines
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Teak, Linen

Hans J. Wegner "JH 555" Pair of Oak Settees for Johannes Hansen, Denmark 1950's
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of settees by designer Hans J. Wegner for cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen. Model no. "JH555". Early examples in quarter sewn oak, possibly the first production. They have been r...
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Sofa by Hans J. Wegner.
By Johannes Hansen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
JH 555, sofa in patinated oak reupholstered in Savak 14240. Maker Johannes Hansen.
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Oak

Sofa by Hans J. Wegner.
Sofa by Hans J. Wegner.
H 30.32 in W 57.09 in D 31.5 in

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Rare Oak “JH 555” Sofa by Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen, Denmark, 1950s
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Rare and early “JH 555” armless sofa designed by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen, c. 1950s
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Hans Wegner Settee for Johannes Hansen Model JH 555
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1950s Danish Oak Settee by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
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1950s. Model JH-555.  
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Hans Wegner JH 555 Settee for Johannes Hansen
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Rare Hans Wegner settee in oak and leather upholstery manufactured by Johannes Hansen, circa 1959.
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Hans Wegner JH 555 Sofa
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Hans J. Wegner for sale on 1stDibs

Best known for his chairs and seating pieces — though a master of many furniture types like sofas and tablesHans Wegner was a prolific designer whose elegant, often ebullient, forms and devotion to the finest methods in joinery made "Danish Modern" a popular byword for stylish, well-made furniture in the mid-20th century.

Wegner considered himself a carpenter first and a furniture designer second. Like his peers Arne Jacobsen and Finn Juhl, Wegner believed that striking aesthetics in furniture were based on a foundation of practicality: a chair must be comfortable and sturdy before it is chic.

In keeping with that tenet, several of Wegner’s best chair designs, seen in dealer listings below, have their roots in traditional seating forms. The Peacock chair (designed in 1947) is a throne-like adaptation of the Windsor chair; pieces from the China chair series (begun in 1944) as well as the 1949 Wishbone chair, with its distinctive Y-shaped back splat, are derived from 17th-century Ming seating pieces, as is the upholstered Ox chair (1960). Wegner’s comfy Papa Bear chair (1951) is an almost surreally re-scaled English wingback chair.

Wegner’s most representative piece, the Round chair (1949), gained a footnote in political history when it was used on the TV stage of the first Kennedy-Nixon debate of 1960. That chair, along with Wegner’s more bravura designs, for example the 1963 Shell chair, with its curved surfboard-shaped seat, bring a quietly sculptural presence to a room.  Wegner was a designer who revered his primary material — wood — and it shows. His wood gathers patina and character with age; every Hans Wegner piece testifies to the life it has led.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.