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Hans J. Wegner Furniture

Danish, 1914-2007

Best known for his chairs and other 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 Hans Wegner’s best chair designs 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.

Find vintage Hans Wegner lounge chairs, armchairs, daybeds and other furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Hans J. Wegner
Dealer: Almond & Co.
Teak W2 Dining Chairs by Hans Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
A set of four teak W2 dining chairs by Hans J. Wegner. Made for CM Madsen factory. Sometimes referred to as "Heart Chair" and as W2. Draft of 1953, fra...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Leather, Teak

Hans Wegner "The" Chair Johannes Hansen Oak Original Danish
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of oak armchairs featuring an inset black leather seat, each having a shaped crest above a black leather seat and tapered legs. Hans J Wegner "The Chair" Stamped C M Madse...
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1950s Danish Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Oak

Set of 8 W2 Dining Chairs by Hans J Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
A set of eight W2 oak dining chairs featuring an inset black upholstered seat and tapered legs. Stamped C M Madsens, made in Denmark, Hans J Wegner.
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Upholstery, Oak

Hans Wegner Pair of Armchairs, Model PP-201
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans J. Wegner pair of oak armchairs, model PP-201. Oak with papercord seats, top rails with wengé inlays. Designed in 1969. Produced by PP Møbler, model PP 201. Literature: 'Wegner's 100 chairs...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Papercord, Oak

Set of Five Hans J Wegner W2 Chairs
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
A set of five stained oak and cane dining chairs. Each chair frame is branded with the manufacturer's mark; [C.M. Madsen Fabriker Haarby Danmark Made in Denmark Design: Hans J. Wegne...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Dining Table by Hans Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Dining table by Hans J Wegner A “China” dining table, Model PP-76 by Hans Wegner in mahogany for Johannes Hansen Mobelfabrik. Originally designed in 1947, this example was made by P...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Furniture

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Mahogany

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Set of 6 Dining Room Chairs CH 30, Hans Wegner, 1950
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By Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Søn
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Set of 16 Hans Wegner CH-31 Dining Chairs CH 31
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Mid Century Danish Hans Wegner W2 Teak Chairs Four
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Pair of Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Model GE-290 Armchairs
By Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
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Set of 3 Hans Wegner Chairs
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Early Hans J. Wegner Pair Oak CH24 Wishbone Chairs Carl Hansen and Sons Denmark
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Philadelphia, PA
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Set of Eight Hans Wegner JH-503 Chairs
By Hans J. Wegner
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Located in Lejre, DK
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Work Table by Hans J. Wegner in Solid Teak
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By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
The Hans J. Wegner W2 dining chair, made for CM Madsen factory. Draft of 1953, frame made of solid oak, upholstery in black leather.
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By Hans J. Wegner, Andreas Tuck
Located in San Francisco, CA
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Hans Wegner, Pair of Shell Lounge Chairs
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Located in San Francisco, CA
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Located in San Francisco, CA
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Hans Wegner Wardrobe Closet
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H 65 in W 50 in D 20 in
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Located in San Francisco, CA
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Fritz Hansen - Tray Table
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H 16.5 in W 25.5 in D 16.25 in
Hans J Wegner - Sawbuck Chair, pair
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
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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
    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
    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
    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
    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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