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.

Danish Dining Set by Hans J Wegner for PP Mobler Model PP75 and PP205 Oak 1980s
Danish Dining Set by Hans J Wegner for PP Moble...
Hans J. Wegner, PP Møbler
Vintage 1980s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets
Metal
Magnificent Danish dining room set in soaped oak designed by Hans J. Wegner for PP Mobler in 1982. The set is fully original and consists of four soaped oak papercord arm chairs Mod...
Hans Wegner Reupholstered Papa Bear Chair with Ottoman
Hans Wegner Reupholstered Papa Bear Chair with ...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Fabric, Wood
Hans J. Wegner by AP Stolen, lounge chair Model AP 19 'Papa Bear with footstool, Denmark, 1951 design, production late 1950s, blue fabric reupholstery. This semi-wingback armchair...
Pair of Hans Wegner Chairs for Johannes Hansen
Pair of Hans Wegner Chairs for Johannes Hansen
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Steel, Leather
Rare pair of JH-813 armchairs by Hans J. Wegner with frames of flat steel and original hand-stitched saddle leather.  Sketched in wood by Wegner in 1947 for the Copenhagen cabinet m...
Pair of Original GE240 or 'Cigar' Chairs by Hans J Wegner for GETAMA
Pair of Original GE240 or 'Cigar' Chairs by Han...
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Wool, Oak, Teak
A very nice early original chairs by Hans Wegner for GETAMA in very good condition, a nice patina on the frames. Legs and arms, and with fresh new cushion covers in mint green wool.
Set of Four CH24 ''Wishbone'' Chairs by Hans J. Wegner Oak Papercord Carl Hansen
Set of Four CH24 ''Wishbone'' Chairs by Hans J....
Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Papercord, Oak
Magnificent set of four iconic CH24 "Wishbone" chairs designed by Hans J. Wegner and produced by Carl Hansen & Son in the 1960s. The chairs are made of solid oak and handwoven paperc...
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.
Mid-Century Modern Papa Bear Lounge Chair by Hans J Wegner
Mid-Century Modern Papa Bear Lounge Chair by Ha...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
This beautiful vintage modern papa bear chair features a unique winged backrest and soft tufted upholstery. Sleek design with walnut tipped arm rests, splayed legs and thick padded s...
Hans Wegner Armchairs

Hans Wegner Armchairs

By Hans J. Wegner
Hans Wegner Armchairs
Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Ash
Pair of matching armchairs JH 47-2, designed by Hans Wegner in 1979 for Johannes Hansen. These chairs are in ash with mahogany inlays. The seat and back are upholstered with patinate...
Hans Wegner, Pair of mahogany “China Chairs”
Hans Wegner, Pair of mahogany “China Chairs”
Fritz Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Leather, Mahogany
Stunning “China Chairs” by Hans Wegner for Fritz Hansen. They are in solid mahogany and the loose cushions are in patinated natural leather. Probably the most comfortable chairs you ...
Hans Wegner “China Chair” in Cherry
Hans Wegner “China Chair” in Cherry
Fritz Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Cherry
“China Chair” by Hans Wegner for Fritz Hansen. This is in cherry and the loose cushions are in patinated natural leather. Probably the most comfortable chairs you can find. A fantast...
Hans Jørgensen Wegner, Aarhus City Hall Armchair, Rare Model, circa 1937-1942
Hans Jørgensen Wegner, Aarhus City Hall Armchai...
Fritz Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
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...
Hans Wegner ge240 Cigar Chair with Ottoman
Hans Wegner ge240 Cigar Chair with Ottoman
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Oak
Hans Wegner ge240 cigar chairs with their ottomans. Pair available. These are original 1950s models from GETAMA with makers and designers marks still intact. Constructed from Europea...
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.
Cigar Easy Chair Ge240 by Hans J. Wegner for GE...
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Oak
This cigar armchair GE240 was designed by Hans Wegner for the manufacturer GETAMA. The piece is from the 1950s. It is made of oak. The pillows were reupholstered and covered with the...
One Cigar Easy Chair GE240 & Stool GE240S by Ha...
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Oak
This set, consisting of one cigar easy chair GE240 and one matching stool GE240S, was designed by Hans Wegner for the manufacturer GETAMA. The pieces are from the 1950s. The objects ...
Pair of Hans J. Wegner “Round” Caned Armchairs ...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Cane, Teak
A pair of caned ‘Round’ chairs designed by Danish craftsman, Hans J. Wegner, for cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen in Denmark circa 1940’s. Internationally known as “The Chair,” Wegner’s ...
Vintage Ge 181 a Lounge Chairs by Hans Wegner f...
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
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...
Armchair Model AP16 Designed by Hans Wegner for...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Oak
Armchair model AP16 designed by Hans Wegner for AP stolen oak and leather.
China Chair Designed by Hans J. Wegner for Frit...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1980s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Mahogany
Mahogany and leather chair designed by Hans J. Wegner.  
China Chair Designed by Hans J. Wegner for Frit...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1980s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Mahogany
China chair designed by Hans J. Wegner for Fritz Hansen. Denmark, 1980s.
China Chair Designed by Hans J. Wegner for Frit...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1980s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Mahogany
Mahogany and leather.
"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 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.
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...
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 and ottoman designed by Hans Wegner for GETAMA, manufactured in midcentury in 1950s. The armchairs are made of teak and loose cushion...
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 Cigar Chairs and Ottomans. ...
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...
Rare Pair of Oak GE 500 Armchairs by Hans J Weg...
Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Armchairs
Leather, Chrome, Oak
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 ...
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.
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...
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.
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".
Midcentury Papa Bear Lounge Chair by Hans J Weg...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Wool, Rosewood
Magnificent Hans J Wegner (1940-2007) - An AP19 'Papa Bear' chair, otherwise known as a 'Bamsestol', designed 1951, this example dates to early 1960s, rosewood framed, blue wool fabr...
Hans J Wegner Model CH22 Armchair for Carl Hans...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Papercord, Beech
Hans J Wegner designed the CH22 armchair for Carl Hansen and Son in 1950 and it is the rarest and most sought after of the original four designs produced at that time. This chair is ...
Hans J Wegner model CH22 Armchair for Carl Hans...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Papercord, Beech
Hans J Wegner designed the CH22 armchair for Carl Hansen and Son in 1950 and it is the rarest and most sought after of the original four designs produced at that time. This chair is ...
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...
Vintage CH24 Oak Side Chair by Hans J. Wegner f...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Oak
The CH24, Wishbone or Y-Chair was designed by Danish architect Hans Jørgen Wegner in 1949. This model was fashioned out of oak and manufactured by Carl Hansen & Søn in Denmark during...
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
Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Oak
Excellent vintage condition, original upholstery. Signed.  
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.
Hans Wegner JH 501 Armchair with Caned Seat fro...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Cane, Oak
Early oak JH501, "The Chair", designed by Hans Wegner and manufactured by Johannes Hansen in the mid to late 1950s.
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 Charc...
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...
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 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.
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 Wegner Armchair in Oak by Johannes Hansen...
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 a...
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...
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.
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