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Hans J. Wegner Decorative Objects

Danish, 1914-2007
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
1950s Danish Teak Desk Organizer by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A bench-made solid teak desk organizer with dovetail joinery, comprising five correspondence dividers, a slim drawer and open storage.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Decorative Objects

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Teak

Hans Wegner 'Fruit Bowl' in Solid Teak on Three-Legs for Johannes Hansen, JH 586
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Hans Wegner, "JH 586". Fruit bowl of solid teak, mounted on three legged frame of chromed steel. By master cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen, with maker's stamp. Designed 1956. Literat...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Decorative Objects

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Teak

PP586 The Fruit Bowl by Hans J. Wegner for PP Møbler in Ash
By Hans J. Wegner, PP Mobler
Located in Sagaponack, NY
PP586 'The Fruit Bowl' (side table) is a nicely proportioned lathe turned ash shallow bowl that rests on an architectural three legged stand of chromed steel, designed in 1956. Each ...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Decorative Objects

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Ash

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1950s Danish Solid Teak Slatted Bench by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A solid teak bench with a slatted seat over six (6) tapered legs.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Decorative Objects

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1950s Danish Solid Teak Slatted Bench by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A midcentury solid teak bench with a slatted seat over six (6) tapered legs. Designed by Hans Wegner and made by Johannes Hansen in Denmark, 1950s.
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1950s American Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Decorative Objects

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1960s Danish Solid Teak Table / Desk by Hans Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A rare Danish modern solid teak table / desk with clean sides and a recessed apron with chromium hardware. Designed by Hans Wegner, crafted by Johannes Hansen in the 1960s.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Decorative Objects

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Teak

1960s Danish Teak Dining Chair by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An elegant handcrafted dining chair, having an exposed teak frame and leather upholstery.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Decorative Objects

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Leather, Teak

1950s Danish JH-586 The Fruit Bowl by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Sagaponack, NY
The very rare, original, JH-586 'The Fruit Bowl' (side table) is a nicely proportioned lathe turned teak shallow bowl that rests on an architectural three legged Stand of chromed ste...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Decorative Objects

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Steel, Chrome

1970s Danish Round Chair by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An oak "round" chair retaining the original upholstery with impressed stamp, "Johannes Hansen COPENHAGEN DENMARK".  
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Decorative Objects

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Teak Round Chair with Upholstered Seat by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A teak Scandinavian Modern 'Round' chair by Hans Wegner. This armchair / dining chair features a masterfully sculpted backrest and arms floating atop tapered dowel legs and an uphols...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Decorative Objects

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Upholstery, Teak

Wall Mount Cabinets by Hans Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A pair of wall-mount cabinets in teak wood designed by Hans Wegner. Comprised of one unit with eight-drawers and one unit with sliding doors, opening to revealing inner shelves. Manu...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Decorative Objects

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Teak

1960s JH-505 Teak Cow Horn Chair by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A rare teak Danish modern dining chair with a splined backrest and a natural cane seat. Model JH-505 was designed in 1952 by Hans J. Wegner and produced in the 1960s by Johannes Hansen.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Decorative Objects

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Cane, Teak

Pair of Mahogany Lounge Chairs by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An uncommon pair of mahogany lounge chairs newly upholstered in dark grey wool savak.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Decorative Objects

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Wool, Mahogany

1960s Scandinavian Modern Dining Table by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A round extension dining table with oak top set on four tubular chrome legs each tipped with a rosewood insert.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Decorative Objects

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Chrome

Set of Six Stacking Armchairs by Hans Wegner & Johannes Hansen
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A set of six stackable beech armchairs with black woven chairs.
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Decorative Objects

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Oak

Previously Available Items
Rare and Early Hans Wegner Teak Fruit Bowl
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Utrecht, NL
Vary rare fruit bowl by Hans Wegner in a gorgeous wood grained teakwood on a chromed three legged base, executed by Johannes Hansen. Tray comes in very well preserved condition wi...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Decorative Objects

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Steel

Large Hans Wegner Danish Teak Bowl for Johannes Hansen 1950s
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in New York, NY
Hans Wegner for Johannes Hansen. Large teak bowl. Signed on base. Denmark, 1950s. Measures: 25" diameter x 3" H.
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Decorative Objects

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Teak

Hans J. Wegner decorative objects for sale on 1stDibs

Decorative objects by Hans J. Wegner are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Hans J. Wegner decorative objects there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 3 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many original decorative objects by Hans J. Wegner were created in Scandinavian Modern style during the 1950s. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider decorative objects by Lauritz Jensen, Nathalie Krebs and Poul Kjærholm. The prices for decorative objects by Hans J. Wegner can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $2,800 and tops out at $15,559, while pieces like these can sell for $11,500 on average.

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