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Hans J. Wegner Furniture

Hans Wegner (Denmark, 1914-2007)

Best known for his chairs and seating pieces — though a master of many furniture types like sofas and tables — 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 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 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.

Iconic Designs from Hans J. Wegner
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Hans Wegner President Credenza
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans Wegner design teak tambour door "President" credenza Model RY 26 for RY Mobler, Denmark. Newly refinished teak wood exterior with contrasting bleached oak fitted interior compri...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Teak

Hans Wegner Ch-22 Lounge Chair
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Papercord, Oak, Teak

Hans Wegner Ottoman for GETAMA
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Upholstery, Oak

Hans Wegner Buck Lounge Chair for Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans Wegner "Buck" lounge chair for Johannes Hansen, Denmark. Sculpted teak frame and I believe to be the original black leather in very good vintage condition, manufacturer's stamp ...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Teak

Hans Wegner "President" Rosewood Credenza
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Rosewood

Hans Wegner AP 27 Armchair
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Teak

Hans Wegner Armchair CH 35
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Sculptural armchair model CH 35 designed by Hans J Wegner for Carl Hansen and Sons, Denmark. Perfectly refinished with original upholstury, labeled.
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

Hans J. Wegner CH33 Dining Chairs
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Rare set of model CH33 dining chairs by Hans J Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son, Denmark. The seats and backrest are made from molded teak plywood on oak frames. Perfectly restored ...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Oak, Teak

Hans Wegner Coffee Table
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Oak, Teak

Hans J Wegner Coffee Table
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

Hans J Wegner Lounge Chair
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Oak

Hans Wegner "The Chair" Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Teak

Hans Wegner Chinese Chair, Fritz Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Birch

Hans Wegner Settee Model JH 555
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Oak

Hans Wegner Stool for Johannes Hansen JH539
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans Wegner design stool model JH539 made of sculpted teak with a cane seat, labeled. In excellent original condition, with two small breaks that have since been professionally repai...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Teak

Hans Wegner Dining Table Model AT-314
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans Wegner teak and oak drop leaf dining table, model AT-314 for Andreas Tuck. Perfectly refinished and ready to enjoy, stamped. Dining table width is 122"in, when fully extended.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Teak

Hans Wegner Stool for Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Teak

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