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Hans J. Wegner Furniture

Hans Wegner (Denmark, 1914–2007)
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 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.

Iconic Designs from Hans J. Wegner
Explore timeless pieces that have earned their place in history.
Round Chair
Round Chair
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Papa Bear Chair
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Wishbone Chair
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Hans Wegner Teak Lounge Chair, Model AP 16
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans Wegner teak lounge chair, model AP 16. High quality construction and attention to detail and like all Hans Wegner chairs it is super comfy. Newly upholstered in a very light gre...
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Hans Wegner Desk Model AT325 for Andreas Tuck
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

Materials

Steel, Teak

Hans J Wegner Lounge Chairs for Getama Model 290
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

Materials

Leather, Oak

Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair and Ottoman for A.P Stolen
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Hans Wegner Flip Top Table for Andreas Tuck
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans Wegner flip top collapsable coffee or side table designed for Andreas Tuck, Denmark. Made from solid teak boards with a sculpted edge on an white oak base, stamped.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Oak, Teak

Hans Wegner Ottoman for GETAMA
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans Wegner design ottoman for GETAMA, Denmark. Model GE 290 solid oak frame in very good original condition with a newly upholstered wool cushion, signed.
Category

1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Hans Wegner Buck Lounge Chair, Model JH517
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

Materials

Teak

Hans Wegner "President" Rosewood Credenza
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans Wegner design "President" credenza for Ry Mobler, Denmark. Perfectly refinished figural rosewood case floating on a stainless steel legs capped off with rosewood block feet. The...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Rosewood

Hans Wegner Armchair CH 35
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

Materials

Leather, Oak

Hans Wegner Coffee Table
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans Wegner deign coffee table for Andreas Tuck, Denmark. Having a sculpted teak lip top on oak legs and supports, perfectly refinished and stamped.
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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
Hans J Wegner design coffee table for Carl Hanson & Sons. Made with a teak top and three splayed oak legs, perfectly refinished and labeled.
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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

Materials

Oak

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

Materials

Oak

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Ib Kofod-Larsen Teak Lounge Chair for Christensen & Larsen
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Located in San Francisco, CA
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Previously Available Items
Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair and Ottoman
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans Wegner "Papa Bear" chair and ottoman perfectly re-upholstered in Danish charcoal wool and refinished. Stamped and labeled.
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

  • Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair and Ottoman
  • Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair and Ottoman
  • Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair and Ottoman
  • Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair and Ottoman
H 35.5 in. W 35.5 in. D 35 in.
Hans Wegner Side Chair for Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans Wegner design side chair for Johannes Hansen, Denmark. Perfectly refinished and newly upholstered in white leather, stamped.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Oak

  • Hans Wegner Side Chair for Johannes Hansen
  • Hans Wegner Side Chair for Johannes Hansen
  • Hans Wegner Side Chair for Johannes Hansen
  • Hans Wegner Side Chair for Johannes Hansen
H 30 in. W 19.5 in. D 17 in.
Hans J Wegner Papa Bear Chair and Ottoman
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Simply the most comfortable chair ever, designed by Hans J Wegner for A.P. Stolen. Made in Denmark, fully stamped and labeled. Chair and ottoman are perfectly refinished and profes...
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Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair and Ottoman
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans Wegner Papa Bear chair and ottoman, earlier production model with refinished teak legs and arm pads. Perfectly upholstered in a light grey wool with new seat straps, ready to en...
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  • Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair and Ottoman
  • Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair and Ottoman
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H 40 in. W 35.5 in. D 37.25 in.
Hans Wegner Peacock Chair
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans Wegner design Peacock chair for Johannes Hansen, Denmark and retailed at Knoll U.S.A. showrooms, labeled.
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  • Hans Wegner Peacock Chair
  • Hans Wegner Peacock Chair
  • Hans Wegner Peacock Chair
  • Hans Wegner Peacock Chair
H 42 in. W 30 in. D 28 in.
Hans Wegner Sabre Leg Dining Table Model AT-304
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans Wegner design teak "Sabre" leg drop leaf dining table, Model AT 304 for Andreas Tuck, Denmark. Newly refinished and ready to enjoy.
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Teak

  • Hans Wegner Sabre Leg Dining Table Model AT-304
  • Hans Wegner Sabre Leg Dining Table Model AT-304
  • Hans Wegner Sabre Leg Dining Table Model AT-304
  • Hans Wegner Sabre Leg Dining Table Model AT-304
H 28.35 in. W 93.75 in. D 33.86 in.
Hans Wegner Peacock Chair for Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Sculptural peacock lounge chair by Hans Wegner for Johannes Hansen, Denmark. Made from ash with teak arm rests, excellent original condition with light stains to original paper cord ...
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

Hans J. Wegner Cowhorn Chair
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Sculptural design bridging nature and beast, simple in appearance but intricate in it's construction. Handcrafted by cabinetmakers at Johannes Hansen, circa 1952. Perfectly refinish...
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1950s Danish Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Teak, Leather

  • Hans J. Wegner Cowhorn Chair
  • Hans J. Wegner Cowhorn Chair
  • Hans J. Wegner Cowhorn Chair
  • Hans J. Wegner Cowhorn Chair
H 29.5 in. W 23.5 in. D 18 in.
Hans Wegner CH33 Dining Chairs
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Rare and large original set of CH-33 dining chairs by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen & Sons. Refinished with excellent condition original vinyl upholestry labeled.
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Teak

  • Hans Wegner CH33 Dining Chairs
  • Hans Wegner CH33 Dining Chairs
  • Hans Wegner CH33 Dining Chairs
  • Hans Wegner CH33 Dining Chairs
H 28.5 in. W 22 in. D 18 in.
Hans Wegner AP-27 Lounge Chair
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Han J Wegner design high back lounge chair for A.P Stolen. Perfectly refinished and newly upholstered in Danish light gray wool.
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Oak, Teak

  • Hans Wegner AP-27 Lounge Chair
  • Hans Wegner AP-27 Lounge Chair
  • Hans Wegner AP-27 Lounge Chair
  • Hans Wegner AP-27 Lounge Chair
H 41 in. W 29 in. D 32.5 in.
Hans Wegner Dining Table for Andreas Tuck
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans Wegner design extension dining table for Andreas Tuck, Denmark. Newly refinished teak and oak wood with two 21.5" inch leaf extensions for a total open width of 98" inches.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Teak

  • Hans Wegner Dining Table for Andreas Tuck
  • Hans Wegner Dining Table for Andreas Tuck
  • Hans Wegner Dining Table for Andreas Tuck
  • Hans Wegner Dining Table for Andreas Tuck
H 28.75 in. W 55 in. D 35.25 in.
Hans Wegner CH-25 Chair
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans Wegner CH-25 Lounge Chair Designed in 1951 and Produced by Carl Hansen & Son. Newly refurbished seat and back.
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1950s Danish Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Oak, Papercord, Cord, Paper

  • Hans Wegner CH-25 Chair
  • Hans Wegner CH-25 Chair
  • Hans Wegner CH-25 Chair
  • Hans Wegner CH-25 Chair
H 28.5 in. W 28 in. D 30 in.

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