Hans J. Wegner Armchairs

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.

Pair of Hans J. Wegner Chinese Chairs for Fritz Hansen
Pair of Hans J. Wegner Chinese Chairs for Fritz...
Fritz Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Cherry
A pair of Hans J. Wegner China chairs in cherrywood. Executed by Fritz Hansen, 1968.
Hans J. Wegner GE 240 Oak Cigar Easy Chairs, 1950s
Hans J. Wegner GE 240 Oak Cigar Easy Chairs, 1950s
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Oak
Excellent vintage condition, original upholstery. Signed.  
Pair of "Classic" Chairs by Hans Wegner for Johannes Hansen
Pair of "Classic" Chairs by Hans Wegner for Joh...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Solid teak with cane back and seat marked Johannes Hansen, Denmark.
Hans Wegner JH-503 Chair, Teak
Hans Wegner JH-503 Chair, Teak
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Teak
Hans J. Wegner JH-503 "The Chair", 1949 Wegner’s iconic armchair. This early example with teak frame and black leather seat. Produced by Johannes Hansen, Denmark.
Vintage Ge 181 a Lounge Chairs by Hans Wegner for GETAMA, Set of Two
Vintage Ge 181 a Lounge Chairs by Hans Wegner f...
Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Oak
This pair of armchairs (Model GE 181 A) was designed by Hans Wegner and produced by the Danish company GETAMA. The chairs are made from oak and have just been completely reupholstere...
Hans Wegner Signed Limited Edition CH22 Lounge Chair
Hans Wegner Signed Limited Edition CH22 Lounge ...
Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Papercord, Oak
A special limited edition, engraved with the official reissue date and Hans J. Wegner’s signature, of the CH22 lounge chair soap-treated oak. The chair has a complex structure with a...
Hans J Wegner Papa Bear Chair in Original Charcoal Gray Wool Upholstery
Hans J Wegner Papa Bear Chair in Original Charc...
A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
A Papa Bear chair, designed by Hans Wegner for AP Stolen in 1951. This example dates to circa 1959 and retains its original charcoal wool upholstery with one of the original extra ba...
Hans J Wegner Round Chair in Teak with Original Cane Seat
Hans J Wegner Round Chair in Teak with Original...
Knoll, Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Cane, Teak
A beautiful example of Hans Wegner's timeless 'Round Chair' or 'The Chair' in solid teak with its original cane seat. The caning is 95% intact and what few breaks there are not ultim...
Original Pair of Vintage Hans Wegner GE290 Armchairs for GETAMA, Denmark, 1950s
Original Pair of Vintage Hans Wegner GE290 Armc...
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Wool, Oak
An original iconic pair of Hans J. Wegner GE290 Oak framed armchairs. Designed in the late 1950s and produced by GETAMA, Denmark, with makers marks displayed. The pieces feature ...
Hans J. Wegner GE-270 lounge Chair for GETAMA, ...
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Wool, Teak
A Hans J. Wegner GE-270 lounge chair for GETAMA, Denmark, 1956. Hans J. Wegner GE-270 lounge chair, 1956 produced by GETAMA Gedsted, Denmark. Teak frame with brass fittings. Feat...
Arne Jacobsen for Hans Wegner Armchair
Arne Jacobsen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1930s Danish Armchairs
Leather, Wood
1930s Arne Jacobsen for Hans Wegner armchair, Denmark.
Set of Eight Hans Wegner Classic "Round" Chairs...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
One of Wegner's finest designs, solid teak oil and wax finish, finger joint connections and original black leather seats. Marked with manufacturer's stamp. Made by Johannes Hansen.
Vintage Hans Wegner for Tarm Stole Teak and Woo...
Tarm Stole, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Rocking Chairs
Leather, Wool, Teak
A handsome, generously proportioned rocking chair with turned, steam-bent, and joined teak frame; designed by Hans Wegner for Tarm Stole, 1960s. This example retains the original woo...
Set of Four Scandinavian Armchairs "The Chair" ...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Scandinavian Armchairs
Teak
Set of four Scandinavian armchairs "The Chair" in solid teak by Hans Wegner. First edition from Johannes Hansen, circa 1960. Seat reupholstered with full grain natural leather in the...
1960s Hans J. Wegner Armchair in Oak by Johanne...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Oak
1960s Hans J. Wegner armchair model 713 in tanned patinated oak made by Johannes Hansen. The chair is evidence of suprime design and craftmanship with its elegant lines and curves...
Pair of Chinese Chairs in Cuban Mahogany by Han...
Fritz Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Mahogany
Hans J. Wegner Chinese chairs. Executed by Fritz Hansen, Denmark. Cuban mahogany and black leather cushion.
Pair of Hans J. Wegner AP-27 High Back Lounge C...
Povl Dinesen, A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Oak, Teak
Scarce pair of Hans J. Wegner AP-27 lounge chairs for A.P. Stolen designed in 1954. Impeccable condition and supremely comfortable. These elegant, high-back armchairs are newly uphol...
Set of Four Hans J. Wegner CH-35 Dining Armchairs
Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Scarce set of four CH-35 Wegner Chairs for Carl Hansen & Son. Original owner purchased these out-of-production chairs in the 1960s. All chairs are marked on the underside and in impe...
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.
Hans Jørgensen Wegner, Aarhus City Hall Armchai...
Hans J. Wegner, Fritz Hansen
20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Oak
Hans Jørgensen Wegner (1914 Tønder-Gentofte 2007), Aarhus city hall armchair, circa 1937-1942, oak frame and back with original leather seat, manufactured by Fritz Hansen Provenance...
Pair of Hans Wegner Chinese Chairs for Fritz Ha...
Fritz Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Cherry
Beautiful pair of 'China' chairs by Hans J. Wegner for Fritz Hansen. These Classic Mid-Century Modern chairs are made from cheerywood and feature newly upholstered leather seats. The...
Hans J. Wegner China Chairs for Fritz Hansen, S...
Fritz Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Mahogany
Hans J Wegner for Fritz Hansen, set of four China chairs Denmark, 1944 Mahogany, leather Measure: 22.25 W x 21 D x 32 H in (57 x 53 x 81 cm). Signed with decal manufacturer's labe...
Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair and Ottoman for A.P...
A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Wool, Teak
Designed in 1951 for AP Stolen, the AP 19 easy chair and AP 29 stool have an frame of solid beech and visible accents in teak. The jutting arms of this sightly wing back chair featur...
Hans J Wegner Six Armchairs Model PP-208
Hans J. Wegner
21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Ash, Leather
A set of six model PP-208 armchairs in ash and patinated red leather. Produced by PP Møbler and designed by Hans J Wegner.
"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.
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 J. Wegner JH-509 Walnut Arm Chairs for Joh...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Leather, Wood, Walnut
A Pair of JH-509 Armchairs designed by iconic Danish furniture designer, Hans J. Wegner, for Johannes Hansen in Denmark circa 1950's. Originally designed for conference and meeting r...
Hans Wegner JH-501 / The Chair by Johannes Hans...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Teak
Rare armchair model JH-501 / The Chair designed by Hans Wegner. Produced by Johannes Hansen in Denmark.
Hans J. Wegner Chinese Chair for Fritz Hansen
Fritz Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Cherry
China chair by Hans J. Wegner, 1944. Executed by Fritz Hansen, 1970. Cherry wood and natural tanned leather cushion.
Set of Six Hans Wegner Armchairs
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Cane, Teak
Hans Wegner for Johannes Hansen teak and cane armchairs. Signed with branded manufacturer's mark to underside of all examples: [Johannes Hansen Copenhagen, Denmark].
Hans Wegner GE265 Ash and Original Leather High...
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Leather, Ash
A fully restored Hans Wegner GE265 high back easy chair and ottoman for GETAMA. A very rare example in solid ash and original brown leather. The ottoman doubles a side table. Wear an...
Pair of Hans J. Wegner "the Chair" for Johannes...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Fabric, Oak
The iconic "The Chair" by Hans J. Wegner. In 1969 Knoll obtained distribution rights to several pieces of Wegner furniture that were manufactured by Johannes Hansen in Denmark. These...
Set of Six Hans Wegner "513" Armchairs for Joha...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Solid oak with natural leather upholstery. Designed in 1962. Metal tag and one chair is dated 1970. Measure: Arm height 27".
Pair of Hans J. Wegner Chinese Chairs
Fritz Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Cherry
A pair of Hans J. Wegner 'China Chair', 1944. Executed by Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1972. Stained cherrywood and leather cushions.  

Hans J. Wegner Ch-28 Armchair

By Carl Hansen & Søn
Hans J. Wegner Ch-28 Armchair
Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Hans J. Wegner Ch-28 armchair. A superb example of Wegner's uncanny ability do away with the superfluous, leaving only his purely aesthetic, functional design. This chair is from the...
Hans Wegner Oak Cigar Chair GE-240 by GETAMA, 1...
Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
This is a very early production Hans Wegner model GE-240 cigar lounge chair, designed and produced in the 1950s. The chair does not have the 'Getama' brand or stamp as this was only ...
Hans Wegner Sawbuck Lounge Chairs
Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Oak
Pair of Hans Wegner Sawbuck chairs in oak and leather. Produced by Carl Hansen and Son. Signed with manufacturer's stamp and Danish Control label.  

Chair by Hans J. Wegner

By Hans J. Wegner
Chair by Hans J. Wegner
Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century European Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Teak
Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) The chair, model JH 501 Chair in teak and woven cane seat. Designed in 1949 and manufactured by Johannes Hansen. Litteratur: Grete Jalk]: "Dansk ...
Pair of Danish Cigar Armchairs Ge240 from 1960`...
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Fabric, Oak
The cigar chair GE240 by Hans J. Wegner for GETAMA Denmark features teak and oak. The set has reversible patterned black and a red back -and seat cushions. Hans J. Wegner is consi...
Hans J. Wegner Set of Six 'The Chair' in Teak f...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Teak
Hans J. Wegner set of armchairs model JH503 in teak. Executed by Johannes Hansen, Copenhagen, Denmark.  
Rare Hans J. Wegner Easy Highback Chair Mod GET...
Hans J. Wegner
20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Fabric, Teak
Rare Hans J. Wegner easy high back chair mod GE 330 produced by GETAMA Denmark in the 1960s. Original green fabric with frame of solid teak. Impressed GETAMA label. A wonderful and c...
Hans Wegner Pair of Armchairs, Model PP-201
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Papercord, Oak
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...
Hans Wegner Armchair, ge290, 1950s, Fully Refur...
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Oak
An original 1950’s GETAMA ge290 lounge chair by Hans Wegner. This chair has been fully refurbished and reupholstered in a fabric sympathetic to its heritage. European oak frame with ...
Papa Bear Chair and Ottoman by Hans Wegner
A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Fabric, Wood
Iconic papa bear chair and ottoman by Hans Wegner for A.P. Stolen. Dimensions below for chair. Ottoman dimensions: H: 16" W: 28" D: 16"

Hans Wegner PP203

By Hans J. Wegner
Hans Wegner PP203
Hans J. Wegner, PP Mobler
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Leather, Wood
PP203 armchair in black lacquer with leather seat, designed by Hans Wegner, circa 1969. Produced by P.P. Mobler in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Pair of Hans Wegner CH 34 Chairs
Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Pair of CH34 or ‘Yoke’ chairs designed by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen, 1959, Denmark. Beautiful armchairs in perfectly patinated oak with original Ox hide upholstery. Moveable backre...
Set of Four Armchairs by Hans J. Wegner
Hans J. Wegner, PP Møbler
Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Oak, Wenge
Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) PP-62/armchairs. A set of four armchairs of solid oak with wingé inlays and woven seats. Designed in 1975, manufactured by PP Møbler.
GE 290 Easy Chair by Hans J. Wenger for Getama,...
Fritz Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Linen, Oak
High version of the GE 290 easy chair designed by Hans J. Wenger for Danish company Getama. This model sometimes called " The plank" because of the plank like arm wrests. Frame made ...
Hans Wegner JH-501 Chair, Teak
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Rattan, Teak
Hans J. Wegner JH-501 "The Chair", 1949. Wegner's most iconic design. This example with teak frame and original woven rattan seat. Minor breaks in cane which do not affect use....
Hans Wegner "The Chair" Hans Model JH 501
Johannes Andersen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Cane, Oak
This is the Hans Wegner model #JH-501 known as "The Chair." It’s made of oak and looks to be circa 1949. The chair has been lovingly and expertly re-caned. A truly timeless beauty. T...
Hans Wegner "The Chair" Hans Model JH 501
Johannes Andersen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Cane, Oak
One Hans Wegner chair model # JH 501 in oak. Vintage circa 1949. Newly re-caned by premiere Chicagoland restorer. An absolute iconic design.  
Hans J. Wegner GE 240 Oak Cigar Easy Chairs, 1950s
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Oak
Excellent vintage condition, original upholstery. Signed.  
Leather Upholstered Armchair by Hans Wegner
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Low-backed armchair designed by Danish designer Hans Wegner in 1973. The frame of dark-stained oak with spoke back. The chair upholstered in cognac-colored leather. The chair produce...
Leather Upholstered Armchair and Ottoman by Han...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
High-backed armchair and ottoman designed by Danish Designer Hans Wegner in 1973. The frame of dark-stained oak with spoke back, both the chair and ottoman upholstered in cognac-colo...
Beautiful 1950s Hans J. Wegner GE 240 Oak Cigar...
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Oak
Beautiful pair of Hans Wegner 1950s cigar easy chairs with the rare ottoman, GETAMA GE 240 Very good condition, renewed upper spring cushions upholstery in very good condition, high...
Hans Wegner AP-16 Chairs, Oak
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Wool, Oak
Hans J. Wegner AP-16 chair, 1952 Produced by A.P. Stolen, Denmark. Rare pair of easy chairs in oak with new Kvadrat Hallingdal wool fabric.
Hans J. Wegner Papa Bear Easy Chair, 1950s
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Sheepskin, Oak, Teak
Upholstered in natural colored sheepskin. Great condition. Produced by A.P. Stolen in Denmark.
Pair of Hans J. Wegner JH-515 Armchairs for Joh...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Fabric, Oak
Hans J. Wegner model JH 515. A pair of oak armchairs. Seat and back upholstered with brown felted wool. Executed by cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen, Denmark.
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