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.

Rare Pair of Oak GE 500 Armchairs by Hans J Wegner Model GE 500
Rare Pair of Oak GE 500 Armchairs by Hans J Weg...
Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Armchairs
Chrome
A rare pair of GE 500 high back easy chairs with “smoked” oak frames and legs and cone shaped chromed feet, manufactured by Getama, Danish, circa 1970. With a pair of footstools ...
China Chair by Hans J. Wegner, Set of Two
China Chair by Hans J. Wegner, Set of Two
Fritz Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Mahogany
This famous chair is an adaptation of an old Chinese chair of the Ming Dynasty. "China Chair". A very comfortable armchair made in mahogany. Loose cushion upholstered with light brow...
Danish Modern Wegner Dining Table
Danish Modern Wegner Dining Table
Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables
Oak
This white oak dining table by Hans Wegner features beautifully rounded edges and three leaves that take it from a round table to an expansive oval.
Model A164 Oak Desk by Hans Wegner for Johannes Hansen
Model A164 Oak Desk by Hans Wegner for Johannes...
Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Steel, Oak
Large oak and steel executive partners' desk by Hans Wegner for Johannes Hansen. Model: A-164 (Kontour). 1965. Two banks of drawers with accessories tray and three divided drawers...
Set of 12 Dining Chairs model W2 by Hans J. Wegner, 1954
Set of 12 Dining Chairs model W2 by Hans J. Weg...
C.M. Madsens, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Teak
Dining chairs in solid teak wood and cognac leather by Hans J. Wegner. Produced and stamped from C.M. Madsens in Odense, Denmark in the 1950s. All 12 chairs have only had one owner a...
Hans Wegner Rosewood Drop Leaf Dining Table, signed
Hans Wegner Rosewood Drop Leaf Dining Table, si...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Steel, Rosewood
Very Rare Brazilian Rosewood drop leaf dining table designed by Hans Wegner. From beauty and quality of construction to functionality, this Danish modern table by this Scandinavian...
Hans Wegner CH22 Lounge Chair for Carl Hansen
Hans Wegner CH22 Lounge Chair for Carl Hansen
Carl Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Cord, Oak
Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn, armchair model CH22 by Denmark, 1950. This chair is one of Wegner's early masterpieces for Carl Hansen. The chair bears the first number of a...
Hans J. Wegner JH 513 Chair by Johannes Hansen Denmark Mahogany Leather
Hans J. Wegner JH 513 Chair by Johannes Hansen ...
Hans J. Wegner
20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Leather, Mahogany
Wonderful set of eight Hans J. Wegner JH 513 chairs made by Johannes Hansen. Beautiful grained mahogany frame with original black leather upholstery. Normal / minimal wear consisten...
Danish Modern Cigar Lounge Chairs by Hans J Wegner
Danish Modern Cigar Lounge Chairs by Hans J Wegner
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Oak
With sculpted armrests and angled legs, the GE-240 chair design is one of Wegner‘s most comfortable lounge chairs. This set of oak Hans Wegner lounge chairs have their original sprin...
Pair of Hans Wegner Lounge Chairs Ottoman GE290 GETAMA, Teak, Denmark, 1953
Pair of Hans Wegner Lounge Chairs Ottoman GE290...
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Metal
A pair of Danish modern easy chairs model GE-290 designed by Hans Wegner for GETAMA, manufactured in midcentury in 1950s. The armchairs are made of teak and loose cushions which are...
Set of Four Model Chairs "Heart FH-4103" designed by Hans J. Wegner, Denmark
Set of Four Model Chairs "Heart FH-4103" design...
Hans J. Wegner
Antique 1850s Danish Chairs
Upholstery, Oak
Set of four model chairs "Heart FH-4103" designed by Hans J. Wegner for Fritz Hansen in 1952, with structure in oak and upholstery in imitation leather. The seats are heart-shaped, w...
H. Wegner Bed Vintage Teak Danish Design
H. Wegner Bed Vintage Teak Danish Design
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1970s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Beds and Bed Frames
Teak
Scandinavian magnificent beds from the 1960s-1970s, minimalist form designed by Hans Wegner. Original design veneered with teak. Preserved in good condition (minor scratches and ding...
H. Wegner Bed Retro Ash Original
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1970s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Beds and Bed Frames
Ash
Amazing Scandinavian beds from the 1960s-1970s, Minimalist forms. Item designed by Hans Wegner. Original design veneered with ash. Preserved in good condition (minor scratches and di...
H. Wegner Bed Ash Vintage Danish Design
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1970s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Beds and Bed Frames
Ash
Amazing Scandinavian beds from the 1960s-1970s, Minimalist form designed by Hans Wegner. Original design veneered with ash. Preserved in good condition (minor scratches and dings, fi...
Hans J. Wegner Classic Coffee Table Ash Retro
Hans J. Wegner, Andreas Tuck Møbelfabrik
Vintage 1970s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Ash
Unique coffee table from the 1950s-1960s. The fantastic form designed by Hans J. Wegner for the Andreas Tuck factory is an absolute Classic of Danish design. Form veneered with ash. ...
Pair of High Back Oak GE530 Chairs with Ottoman...
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Oak
Great pair of lounge chairs and stools of generous proportions, and super comfortable, all in very good condition, with clean new upholstery.
Hans Wegner Voor FDB Møbler J16 Rocking Chair, ...
FDB Møbler, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Rocking Chairs
Papercord, Beech
The J16 rocking chair designed by Hans Wegner is a classic among the rocking chairs. The chair was introduced in 1944 and is part of 'The People's Collection' by Fredericia. Freedom...
Oak Mid-Century Modern Sewing Table by Hans J W...
Andreas Tuck, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Drop-leaf and Pembroke Tables
Oak
Stunning Mid-Century Modern sewing table model: AT-33. Design by: Hans J Wegner for Andreas Tuck. Striking Danish design from the fifties. Solid oak base with original storage bas...
Hans J. Wegner High Back Lounge Chairs, 1945
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs
Upholstery, Beech
Very rare and elegant wing chairs of Hans J. Wegner produced by Johannes Hansen 1945, reupholstered in high quality fabric. Publication: Hans J. Wegner's 100 chairs of Noritsugu Oda ...
Hans J. Wegner AP-303 Coffee Table for Andreas ...
Andreas Tuck, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Wood, Oak, Teak
Iconic coffee table designed by Hans J. Wegner for Andreas Tuck in Denmark circa 1950’s. Comprised of a teak wood, this table features saber x-shaped legs with patinated brass braces...
Rare Hans Wegner for Johannes Hansen Table or Desk
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Rare working table, teak top with oak legs and chromed steel screw detail. Beautiful original condition. Marked on bottom.
Peter's Chair in Original Box by Hans Wegner
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Children's Furniture
Original production of child's chair, never out of box. Made of beech with label. Made by Johannes Hansen.
"Cow Horn" Chair by Hans Wegner for Johannes Ha...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Teak
Original production Johannes Hansen solid teak cow horn chair with rosewood inlay back and cane seat. Retains labels from cabinet maker.
Set of Six CH-35 Armchairs by Hans Wegner
Carl Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Unusual set of six solid oak armchairs with leather seat. Provenance, Dansk TV. Marked under seat. Made by Carl Hansen & Son.
Pair of Hans Wegner "Chinese Chairs" for Fritz ...
Fritz Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Mahogany
Solid mahogany armchairs with red leather cushions designed by Hans Wegner for Fritz Hansen in 1944. Inspiration came from a 1400 Chinese chair he saw in a museum.
Wishbone Chairs by Hans J. Wegner
Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Papercord, Cherry
The beautiful Y-Chair or Wishbone chair, model CH 24, was designed in 1950, and has become Wegners best selling chair. The chair has its roots in the orient, and is light and elegant...
Cherrywood China Chair by Hans J. Wegner
Fritz Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Leather, Cherry
This famous chair is an adaptation of an old Chinese chair of the Ming Dynasty. "China Chair". A very comfortable armchair made in cherrywood. Loose cushion upholstered with patina...
Hans Wegner, Early Flag Halyard Chair, GE 225
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Rope, Iron
The iconic flag Halyard chair by Hans Wegner, produced by GETAMA. This early example has a dark green frame and wooden "feet" Early 1950s editions were produced with wooden feet, l...
Hans Wegner Storage System
Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas
Amazing storage system / room divider in oak with great details designed by Hans Wegner for R Y Mobler, Denmark.
Hans J. Wegner Wishbone Chairs Anniversary Model
Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Papercord, Cherry
The Y-chair or Wishbone chair, model CH 24,was designed in 1950, and has become Wegners best selling chair. The chair has its roots in the orient, and is light and elegant with very ...
Set of Four Stackable Bull Horn Chairs, Model P...
Hans J. Wegner, PP Møbler
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Stainless Steel, Leather, Ash, Wenge
Set of Four Stackable Bull Horn Chairs, Model PP701 by Hans Wegner. Hans designed this chair to be used in the dining room of his own home in Gentofte, north of Copenhagen. It is a c...
Pair of Teak "Sawbuck" Chairs by Hans Wegner
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Wool, Teak
Pair of Teak "Sawbuck" Chairs by Hans Wegner. Designed 1951, these chairs date to the 1950s. The frames are constructed of teak, the seats and backs are upholstered in blue Savak w...
Hans Wegner "President" Tambour Credenza
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Teak
This beautifully crafted vintage Danish credenza features smooth operating tambour doors, unique chrome and teak pulls, plenty of shelves for organization and the original Danish Con...
Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair and Ottoman Teak A....
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Teak
Hans Wegner Papa Bear chair and ottoman teak A.P. Stolen signed, Denmark 1960s. Purchased directly from the original owner via an auction. Covered in the original black wool fabric a...
Danish pair of Hans J. Wegner Cigar Armchairs G...
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Fabric, Oak, Teak
The cigar chair GE240 by Hans J. Wegner for GETAMA Denmark features both teak and oak. The set has reversible patterned black and a red back -and seat cushions so you are able to swi...
Pair of Hans Wegner ge240 Cigar Chairs with Ott...
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Oak
A matching pair of Hans Wegner ge240 cigar chairs with their ottomans. These are original 1950s models from GETAMA with makers and designers marks still intact. Constructed from Euro...
Hans Wegner AP-27 Armchair by A.P. Stolen
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Fabric, Teak
Hans Wegner AP-27 lounge chair designed in 1954 and produced by A. P. Stolen. This sculptural high back armchair is very comfortable and is in original Vintage condition. Teak arm p...
Dining Table by Hans Wegner
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables
Large solid oak dining table with three 17.75" leaves. Opens to 113.25. Nice patina. Made by P.P. Mobler.
Hans Wegner GE-270 Danish Teak Lounge Chair
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Wool, Teak
Hans Wegner GE-270 chair, 1956. Produced by Getama, Gedsted, Denmark. Teak frame with exposed brass fittings. New cushions covered in Kvadrat Hallingdal #130 wool fabric.
Hans Wegner ML33 Rocking Chair in Teak for Mika...
A. Mikael Laursen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Rocking Chairs
Teak
Elegant Hans Wegner ML-34 rocking chair produced by Mikael Laursen. Teak frame and fabric upholstery / cover of later date. Light traces of use mainly on the wooden frame. The seat o...
Danish Modern Cigar Settee
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Settees
Oak, Teak
Easily recognizable as a midcentury settee, this Danish modern cigar settee is a little piece of the past that adds a subtle statement to any room. The frame is solid, made of teak a...
Set of Five Hans Wegner CH-29 Sawbuck Dining Ch...
Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Oak
A set of 5 Hans Wegner CH-29 dining chairs, designed in 1951 and made by Carl Hansen, Denmark. Oak frames, with worn fabric seat covers that need replacing. We offer a recovering ser...
Meticulously Crafted Two-Piece Chaise by Hans W...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Meticulously crafted two-piece chaise model GE01 in oak with brass joinery and new leather upholstery by Hans Wegner for GETAMA, Denmark, 1954 (branded on chair.)
"China Chair" PP66 by Hans J. Wegner for PP Mob...
Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Papercord, Oak
An oak "China Chair" with armrests and natural woven paperboard seat The PP66 designed by Hans J. Wegner for PP Mobler Denmark Mid-20th century The measurements are 80 cm high and...
Pair of Hans J. Wegner CH-25 Armchairs
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
A pair of Hans Wegner armchairs, oak and woven papercord, Model # CH - 25 Tags on the underside. Produced by Carl Hansen & Søn. Original design 1950s.
H.J. Wegner, Sofa Danish Design Vintage
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1970s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Sofas
Fabric
Superb sofa designed by Hans Wegner for Getam model - GE 530. Upholstery after replacement (gray color). Sofa veneered with oak. Preserved in good condition (minor scratches on woode...
Pair of Hans J. Wegner JH515 Armchairs for Joha...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Cane, Oak
Pair of Hans J. Wegner armchairs in oak and cane. Model JH-515. Executed by Johannes Hansen. Stamped Johannes Hansen, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK.
CH25 Lounge Chair by Hans J. Wegner
Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Papercord, Oak
The CH25 is one of four chairs Wegner designed for Carl Hansen & Søn in his first 2 weeks with the company in 1950. Classic, highly desirable piece for both Wegner fans and chair col...
Danish Wall Bookshelf in Teak and Oak by Hans J...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Shelves
Oak, Teak
Oak and teak shelf designed by Hans Jorgen Wegner and manufactured by Ry Møbler i Denmark during the 1950s. This composition in oak and teak is rather rare especially in the large ve...
Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Teak
Hans Wegner Papa Bear chair for AP Stolen, Denmark. Perfectly refinished teak arm pads and legs with new light grey wool upholstery.
Hans Wegner Teak Drop-Leaf Dining Table
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Teak
One of the best Wegner table designs. Teak top and curved legs are beautifully offset by the solid brass leaf mechanism. A wonderful marriage of form and function. Branded to the und...
Pair of Aarhus City Hall Chairs by Hans Wegner ...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Leather, Oak
The Aarhus City Hall chair in oak and new black leather was designed by Hans Wegner for Plan Mobler in the 1940s specifically for Aarhus City Hall.
Hans J Wegner, Pair of FH-513 Armchairs
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Oak, Upholstery
A pair of Hans Wegner FH-513 armchairs in oak with original teal upholstery.
Danish Modern CH22 Lounge Chair
Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Papercord, Beech, Oak
The CH22 lounge is a modern classic design by Hans J Wegner is beautiful in a variety of settings. We have two of these chairs available, sold separately. The frames are beechwood wi...
Original Vintage Papa Bear Chair and Ottoman by...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Lounge Chairs
Leather
Original vintage Papa Bear chair and ottoman by Hans J. Wegner for AP Stolen. Great condition.
Hans Wegner GE-270 Lounge Chair, Teak
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Wool, Teak
Hans Wegner. GE-270 chair, 1956. Produced by GETAMA, Gedsted, Denmark. Teak frame with exposed brass fittings. New cushions covered in mustard yellow wool fabric from Kvadrat. ...
Hans Wegner GE-240 Cigar Ottoman, Oak
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Ottomans and Poufs
Wool, Oak
Hans J. Wegner GE-240 cigar stool, circa 1950s. Oak ottoman produced by Getama, Denmark to compliment the GE-240 and GE-260 lounge chairs. Original sprung cushion has been recove...
Hans Wegner AP-19 Papa Bear Chair, Teak
A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Teak
Hans J. Wegner AP-19 papa bear chair, 1953 One of Wegner's most iconic designs. Produced by A.P. Stolen, Denmark. Teak paws and legs. Chair recovered in Kvadrat Hallingdal wool...
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