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Wegner 505

Hans Wegner JH-505 Cow Horn Chair, Oak
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in London, GB
Hans J. Wegner JH-505 cow horn chair, 1952 The JH-505 chair is one of Danish master Hans
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak, Rattan, Rosewood

Hans Wegner JH-505 Cow Horn Chair, Oak
Hans Wegner JH-505 Cow Horn Chair, Oak
H 28.75 in W 23.23 in D 18.12 in
Hans Wegner Armchairs Model JH-505 Produced by Cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Very rare set of 6 Cowhorn armchairs model JH-505 designed by Hans Wegner. Produced by cabinetmaker
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Cane, Rosewood, Teak

Hans Wegner Cowhorn Armchairs Model JH-505 by Cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Very rare set of 4 Cowhorn armchairs model JH-505 designed by Hans Wegner. Produced by cabinetmaker
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Teak

Hans Wegner Armchairs JH-505 Produced by Cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen in Denmark
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Very rare set of 6 cowhorn armchairs model JH-505 designed by Hans Wegner. Produced by cabinetmaker
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Cane, Rosewood, Teak

JH 505 - Set of 6 'Cow horn Chairs' in teak By Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Copenhagen, DK
JH 505 - Set of 6 'Cow horn Chairs' in solid teak and patinated braided cane. Designed in 1952.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Cane, Teak

Hans Wegner Cow Horn Chair, model JH 505, Johannes Hansen, Denmark, 1950s-1960s
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in London, GB
Hans Wegner cow horn (Kohornstol) chairs model JH 505, made by Johannes Hansen, Denmark. Teak and
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Cane, Teak

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Chair Model Cow Horn PP 505 by Hans Wegner
By PP Møbler, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Courbevoie, FR
"Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian chair model cow horn PP 505 by Hans Wegner. New production. Great
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21st Century and Contemporary Scandinavian Chairs

Materials

Cherry

1960s JH-505 Teak Cow Horn Chair by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
-505 was designed in 1952 by Hans J. Wegner and produced in the 1960s by Johannes Hansen.
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Cane, Teak

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Hans Wegner JH-505 Cow Horn Chair in Teak & Rosewood
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in London, GB
Hans J. Wegner, JH-505 Cow Horn Chair, 1952. The JH-505 chair is one of Danish master Hans
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen Model Jh-505 Cow Horn Chair in Teak
By Hans J. Wegner
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Model JH 505. Designed 1952. Metal tags on each chair show authenticity. Extremely rare
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Cane, Teak

Set of Six JH-505 Cow Horn Chairs in Teak by Hans J. Wegner, Danish Midcentury
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

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JH 505 "Cow horn" chair in teak by Hans J. Wegner
Located in Copenhagen, DK
JH 505 cowhorn chair in teak by Hans J. Wegner / Johannes Hansen.
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Cane, Teak

Rare Set of Ten Hans Wegner Cow Horn Chairs for Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Extremely rare set of ten teak and cane Wegner "Cow Horn" chairs manufactured by Johannes Hansen
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Set of Eight Cow Horn Chairs by Hans J. Wegner, Maker Johannes Hansen
By Johannes Hansen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
JH 505, cow horn chairs in oak and new cane. Designed in 1952.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Hans Wegner Teak Cow Horn Chair Model JH 505 for Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

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Wegner 505 For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the wegner 505 you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A wegner 505 — often made from wood, hardwood and teak — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a wegner 505, we have 9 options in-stock, while there are 1 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer wegner 505, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A wegner 505 is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Scandinavian Modern and Mid-Century Modern styles are sought with frequency.

How Much is a Wegner 505?

Prices for a wegner 505 start at $6,906 and top out at $104,400 with the average selling for $33,306.

Hans J. Wegner for sale on 1stDibs

Best known for his chairs and other 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 Hans Wegner’s best chair designs 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.

Find vintage Hans Wegner lounge chairs, armchairs, daybeds and other furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

A Close Look at Scandinavian Modern Furniture

Scandinavian modernism is perhaps the warmest and most organic iteration of modernist design. The work of the designers associated with vintage Scandinavian modern furniture was founded on centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life.

ORIGINS OF SCANDINAVIAN MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN 

CHARACTERISTICS OF SCANDINAVIAN MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

  • Bold, clean lines and simple, sturdy symmetries
  • Use of natural materials — native woods such as pine, ash and beech
  • Open, airy spaces
  • Promotion of functionality
  • Emphasis on craftsmanship; rooted in cabinetry profession and traditional construction techniques
  • Minimal ornamentation (little to no embellishment)
  • A neutral or light color palette owing to prominence of light woods

SCANDINAVIAN MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC SCANDINAVIAN MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE SCANDINAVIAN MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The gentle, organic contours that are typical of Scandinavian design appear in the furnishings and decor created by Danish, Finnish and Swedish designers not as a stylistic gesture, but rather as a practical, ergonomic — and, as importantly, elegant — response to the human form.

Each nation produced exceptional talents in all areas of the applied arts, yet each had its forté. Sweden was home to Greta Magnusson Grossman and Bruno Mathsson — creators of the classic Grasshopper lighting series and Berlin daybed, respectively — but the country excelled most notably at ceramics. In the 1920s at the great Gustavsberg porcelain manufactory, Wilhelm Kåge introduced pieces in the Scandinavian style based on influences from folklore to Cubism; his skills were passed on to his versatile and inspired pupils Berndt Friberg and Stig Lindberg.

Likewise, Finland produced a truly ingenious Scandinavian modern furniture designer in the architect Alvar Aalto, a master at melding function and artistic form in works like the Paimio chair, created in collaboration with his first wife, Aino. Yet Finnish glassware was pre-eminent, crafted in expressive, sculptural designs by Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarpaneva.

The Danes excelled at chairs. Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen were exemplars of the country’s facility with wood, particularly teak

Wegner created such iconic pieces as the Round chair and the Wishbone chair; Jacobsen — while the revolutionary architect and furniture innovator produced the best-selling plywood Ant chair — designed two classic upholstered pieces of the 1950s: the Swan chair and Egg chair. The list of great Danes could go on and on, including Finn Juhl, a stylistic maverick and maker of the bold Chieftain chair; Poul Kjaerholm, with his lean metal-and-rattan aesthetic; and Verner Panton, who introduced a vibrant Pop note into international design.

Today, decades after their heyday, the prolific, ever-evolving Scandinavian modernists continue to amaze and delight, and interior designers all over the world use their pieces to bring warmth to any given space.

On 1stDibs, you will note both instantly recognizable vintage Scandinavian modern chairs, sofas, rugs and tables — those that have earned iconic status over time — and many new discoveries. 

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.