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Hans J. Wegner Furniture

Danish, 1914-2007

Best known for his chairs and 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 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.

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Creator: Hans J. Wegner
Dealer: DeAngelis
Hans J. Wegner AT-312 Dining Table for Andreas Tuck
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans J. Wegner design dining table Model AT-312 for Andreas Tuck. High quality materials and construction by the master of Danish cabinetry Hans Wegner. featuring a sculpted oak base...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Oak, Teak

Hans Wegner Dining Table for Andreas Tuck
By Hans J. Wegner, Andreas Tuck Møbelfabrik
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans Wegner design dining table for Andreas Tuck, Denmark. High qulaity construction and materials executed with an oak base and contrasting teak top and leaves by the cabinetry shop...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Oak, Teak

Hans Wegner Cigar Lounge Chairs, Model GE 240
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans J. Wegner design "Cigar" chairs Model 240 for GETAMA. Handsome Scandinavian design lounge or easy chairs by the master Hans Wegner, Denmark. Masculine solid chairs executed wit...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Leather, Oak, Teak

Hans Wegner Bench Model JH 574 by Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans Wegner slatted bench model JH 574 for Johannes Hansen, Denmark. High quality construction and attention to detail this bench is perfect for...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Teak

Hans Wegner Buck Lounge Chair, Model JH517
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans J. Wegner buck lounge chair, Model JH517 for Johannes Hansen. A rare model chair by the master in original finish oiled teak and newly upholstered in a cog...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Teak

Hans Wegner Lounge Chairs for Carl Hanson & Son Model CH-22
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans J. Wegner design lounge chairs for Carl Hanson & Son, Model CH-22 Denmark. An original matched pair of chairs in oak with original paperboard seats in...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Papercord, Oak

Hans Wegner Valet Chair for Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans Wegner valet chair for Johannes Hansen, Model JH-514. The ultimate valet chair designed to hold your coat, pants and tie to keep them from wrinkling with storage for belts and a...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Brass

Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair and Ottoman for A.P. Stolen
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans J. Wegner design "Papa Bear" chair and matching ottoman produced for A.P. Stolen, Denmark. This an original matched set that has been perfectly refinished and newly upholstered ...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Upholstery, Oak, Teak

Hans Wegner Papa Bear Ottoman, Model AP-29
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans Wegner Papa Bear chair ottoman, model AP-29. Perfect as a casual bench or stool. Made from solid shaped teak with original bl...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Leather, Teak

Hans Wegner Drop Leaf Dining Table for Andreas Tuck, Model AT-314
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans Wegner design drop leaf dining table for Andreas Tuck, Model AT-314. Rare and impressive larger than any other Wegner dining table, often referred to as the saber leg table...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Brass

Hans Wegner Teak Credenza Model RY-26 for RY Mobler
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans Wegner design teak credenza model RY-26 for RY Mobler, Denmark. High quality construction and attention to detail made with a teak case and oak interior. In very good original c...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Brass

Hans Wegner Desk Model AT325 for Andreas Tuck
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans Wegner desk model AT325 for Andreas Tuck, Denmark. Large and impressive desk made with high quality construction and attention to detail, newly refinished ...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Steel

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.
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Upholstery, Oak

Hans J Wegner Coffee Table for Andreas Tuck
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans J Wegner design coffee table for Andreas Tuck, Denmark. 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

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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 Lounge Chair
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans J Wegner design oak and teak lounge chair model JH-713 for Johannes Hansen, Denmark. Simple elegance combined with high quality construction and restorations make for the perfe...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Oak

Hans Wegner Settee Model JH 555
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Beautiful and rare example by Hans Wegner, Model JH 555 for Johannes Hansen, Denmark, circa 1950. Very good original condition oak frame and original fabric, b...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Oak

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Hans Wegner GE-240 Lounge Chair
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Designed by Hans Wegner for GETAMA in 1955, the 240 lounge chair features unparalleled craftsmanship and ergonomics. Sculpted “cigar” shaped arms show off the natural beauty of wood ...
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Hans Wegner Shell Chair for Carl Hansen & Son, Ch07 Oak Finish
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Hans Wegner High Back Lounge Chair, Model GE-375
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AT-303 Sawbuck oak dining table by Hans Wegner for Andreas Tuck 1950s
By Hans J. Wegner
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Classic Danish design by Hans Wegner; a AT-303 sawbuck dining table in solid oak, produced by Andreas Tuck Denmark in the 1950s. Minimalist Danish design of the highest quality in s...
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Hans Wegner Easy Chairs Model JH54 by Cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen in Denmark
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Rare pair of easy chairs model JH54 designed by Hans Wegner. Produced by cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen in Denmark.
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Hans J. Wegner CH22 Lounge Chair, Early Production, Carl Hansen, Denmark, 1950s
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Brescia , Brescia
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Hans J. Wegner “Cigar Sofa” GE 240
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Hans J. Wegner Lounge Chair, Model CH-22, ca. 1950
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Hans J. Wegner Lounge Chair, Model CH-22, ca. 1950. Very early original Hans J. Wegner CH-22 lounge chair. Frame is original and paperboard seating has been rewoven to exacting ori...
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Hans J. Wegner Lounge Chair / Rocking Chair
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Hans J. Wegner lounge chair / rocking chair new upholstered with brandy coloured aniline leather. Frame of soap treated oak Model Nøglehullet, made by GETAMA.
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H 40.95 in W 29.93 in D 29.93 in
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Hans J. Wegner Lounge Chair Model AP-27
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Hans J. Wegner Daybed or Sofa for GETAMA Model GE7
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Hans J. Wegner AP-20 Lounge Chair
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H 32 in W 27.5 in D 28 in
Hans J. Wegner Nesting Tables for Andreas Tuck
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans J. Wegner design nesting tables Model AT40 for Andreas Tuck, Denmark. High quality construction and attention to detail in solid teak and just newly refinished and ready to inst...
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Hans J. Wegner President Credenza, Model RY25
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans J. Wegner rosewood credenza model RY25 for Rye Mobler Denmark. The rarest and most sophisticated credenza designed by the master of Danish modern design i...
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H 31.25 in W 78.69 in D 19.25 in
Hans Wegner Dining Table Model Jh567 for Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
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Hans Wegner Stool or Bench for Johannes Hansen Model JH539
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Hans Wegner Lounge Chairs, Model Ge 290
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Located in San Francisco, CA
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Hans Wegner AT-312 Dining Table for Andreas Tuck, Denmark
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans J. Wegner design dining table Model AT-312 for Andreas Tuck, Denmark. Expandable draw leaf table to up to 103"in. when fully opened or for daily use ...
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Hans Wegner Two Door Cabinet for RY Mobler
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Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans Wegner design two door teak case with pine interior with a brass ring latch. Produced by RY Mobler, Denmark in very good original condition.
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Hans Wegner Original Cigar Chair, Model GE-240
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
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Hans Wegner Sawbuck Lounge Chairs, Model CH-28 for Carl Hanson and Son
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans Wegner Sawbuck lounge chairs, Model CH-28 for Carl Hanson & Son. Beautiful original pair of Sawbuck chairs in very good original condition, ready to i...
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Hans J. Wegner furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Hans J. Wegner furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Hans J. Wegner furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 1,167 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 368 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Hans J. Wegner were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen, and Børge Mogensen. Prices for Hans J. Wegner furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $170 and can go as high as $110,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $5,031.
Questions About Hans J. Wegner Furniture
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Hans Wegner is indeed a real person. He was a prolific furniture designer affectionately referred to as “the master of the chair”. Throughout his lifetime, he created 500 chairs, all considered masterpieces. Shop a collection of Hans Wegner’s furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To pronounce Hans Wegner, say "Hans VEG-ner." His last name is Danish. Native speakers of the language may say the surname like "VAY-ner," but "VEG-ner" is the standard in English. Find a selection of Hans Wegner furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Whether or not Hans Wegner chairs are comfortable is largely a matter of personal opinion. The Danish furniture designer did design his pieces with functionality in mind, striving to craft chairs that users would enjoy sitting in. Many of his chairs built upon traditional designs, such as the Peacock chair inspired by the classic Windsor chair. On 1stDibs, find a large selection of Hans Wegner chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Hans J. Wegner was famous for creating chairs and other types of seating. Some of the Danish designer's most well-known pieces include the Papa Bear chair, the Round chair, the Wishbone chair and the China chair. Find a collection of Hans J. Wegner chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To identify a Hans Wegner chair, look for hallmarks of his style. Most joints feature mortise and tenon construction, and armrests and seat supports are often hand-sculpted. Nearly all of his chair frames are solid wood. A piece fashioned out of wood composites is unlikely to be genuine. Find a collection of expertly vetted Hans Wegner chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    You can cord a Hans Wegner peacock chair in a number of ways. Traditionally, the chair featured an over-under weave created by first wrapping the seat with vertical pairs of cord running from the back to the front. Then, artisans worked horizontally, pulling the cord through the vertical pairs. However, you can find many other patterns to try online. On 1stDibs, shop a range of Hans Wegner peacock chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    What pairs well with the CH07 chair by Hans Wegner is largely a matter of personal preference. To keep the eye focused on its dramatic curves, some interior decorators pair it with simple boxy sofas and tables. Feel free to experiment and create your own furniture layouts using the CH07 or shell chair. Find a collection of Hans Wegner CH07 shell chairs on 1stDibs.

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