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Hans J. Wegner Furniture

Hans Wegner (Denmark, 1914-2007)

Best known for his seating pieces — though a master of many furniture types — Hans 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 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 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.

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Hans J. Wegner teak bench, Johannes Hansen
Galleri Feldt
Danish Teak Extension Dining Table by Hans J. Wegner
Michaela Bauer - Vintage Interiors
"President" Credenza by Hans Wegner
LUNA
Hans J. Wegner Set of Four Oak CH34 Chairs
Galleri Feldt
Folding Chair by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
Roxy Klassik
Hans Wegner GE375 Lounge Chair
Thomas Hayes Gallery
Hans Wegner Pair of Lounge Chairs
CONVERSO
Stunning Rosewood and Steel Danish Highboy
Red Modern Furniture
Hans Wegner Lounge Chairs (10)
Frank Landau - Selected Design Objects & Fine Art
Pair of Mid-Century Bar Stools
Corinne Robbins
Hans Wegner Daybed
The Modern Warehouse
Hans Wegner CH25 Chair
The Modern Warehouse
Hans Wegner "Papa Bear" Chair & Ottoman
Reside Inc
Hans J. Wegner Sewing Table for Andreas Tuck
Kobenhavns Mobelgalleri & Antikservice
Cowhorn Chair by Hans Wegner, 1953
Collage 20th Century Classics
Hans J. Wegner Set of Six Teak Chairs Model CH 23
Kobenhavns Mobelgalleri & Antikservice
Wegner Sabre Leg Table AT-304, for Andreas Tuck
Kobenhavns Mobelgalleri & Antikservice
Dining Table by Hans J. Wegner, Model AT318
Kobenhavns Mobelgalleri & Antikservice
Pair of Side Chairs by Wegner
FK Gallery
Danish Rosewood Coffee Table
Stellar Union
Hans J Wegner Coffee Table
DeAngelis
Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair
Pegboard Modern
Two Cerused Oak Slat Back Sofas by Hans Wegner
Red Modern Furniture
Hornslet Mobelfabrik Rosewood Credenza
Chris Howard Antiques & Modern
Bench by Hans Wegner
Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery
Slatted Teak Bench by Hans Wegner
Vance Trimble
Teakwood Cabinet, Highboard, Denmark, 1960s
inside-room
Hans Wegner Cube Bar
Secher Fine Art & Design
Solid Wood Drop-Leaf Desk by Hans J. Wegner
Hildebrandt Studio
Hans Wegner Round Teak Dining Table
Harris Dean Gallery LLC
Hans Wegner Chairs in Oak and Paper Cord
Harris Dean Gallery LLC
Hans J. Wegner "The Chair" in Teak
Galleri Feldt
Hans Wegner Teak Drop-Leaf Dining Table
Lawson-Fenning
Hans Wegner Pair of Rare Oak Upholstered Armchairs
Sigmar
Hans J. Wegner Lady's Desk
Galleri Feldt
Sofa Table by Hans J Wegner, AT10, Andreas Tuck, 1950
inside-room
Elbow Chair by Hans J. Wegner
WYETH
Hans Wegner for C.M. Madsen Dining Chairs
Azalea Modern
Teak Sewing Table by Hans Wegner
Mod Livin' Modern Furniture
Writing Desk by Hans J. Wegner
Circa Modern
Hans Wegner Teak Wishbone Chairs
Home Anthology, Inc.
Hans Wegner Teak Sideboard for Ry Mobler
birdie
Hans J. Wegner AT-33 Table
Galleri Feldt
Hans Wegner AP-27 Lounge Chair
DeAngelis
Hans Wegner Wishbone Chair
Horseman Antiques Inc.
Solid Oak Hans J. Wegner Chaise Longue for Getama
MORENTZ
Hans  Wegner Valet Chair for Johannes Hansen
Adam Edelsberg
Early China chair by Hans Wegner for Fritz Hansen
MORENTZ
Hans Wegner Cane Stool
Rayon Roskar
Hans Wegner "Airport" Ottoman
Farnsworth
Hans Wegner Mid-Century Modern Stool
Horseman Antiques Inc.
Danish Rosewood Dining Table
Barbarella Home
Papa Bear Chair and Ottoman by Hans Wegner
Collage 20th Century Classics
Hans Wegner for Andreas Tuck Teak Coffee Table
Azalea Modern
Hans Wegner Teak and Steel Executive Desk
Red Modern Furniture
Danish Modern Daybed by Hans Wegner for GETAMA
Mid-Century Modern Finds
Opala Floor Lamp by Hans Weger for Louis Poulsen, Denmark
Vervlogenjaren
Hans Wegner Rocking Chair for FDB Møbler, Denmark
Vervlogenjaren
Hans Wegner RY26 Sideboard
The Modern Warehouse
Hans Wegner CH30 Chairs
The Modern Warehouse
Hans Wegner  GE236/3  Sofa
The Modern Warehouse
Hans Wegner Armchair
lastcentury
Hans Wegner J16 Rocking Chair
Strawser & Smith Inc
X-Leg Table by Hans J. Wegner for Andreas Tuck
Roxy Klassik
Set of Two 'ML-33' Rocking Chairs by Hans Wegner
MORENTZ
GE 290A Easy Chair by Hans J. Wegner
A. Petersen  Collection & Craft
Table by Hans Wegner
Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery
Hans Wegner Rocking Chair J16
Reeves Antiques
Desk by Hans Wegner
Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery
Danish Oak Sideboard by Hans J. Wegner for Ry Møbler
Okay Art