Hans J. Wegner Chairs

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.

Hans J. Wegner Set of Six Sawbuck Chairs
Hans J. Wegner Set of Six Sawbuck Chairs
Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Oak
Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn, set of six 'Sawbuck' CH29 chairs, oak, Denmark, 1952. This set of six chairs is designed by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen. This chair holds ...
Six Early Hans Wegner for Johannes Hansen JH-503 Chairs in Teak and Leather
Six Early Hans Wegner for Johannes Hansen JH-50...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Leather, Teak
We are excited to offer six early Hans Wegner JH-503 chairs designed in 1949 and Produced by Johannes Hansen. Fully restored solid old growth teak construction. Stamped with the make...
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.
Original Hans Wegner JH-512 Folding Lounge Chair
Original Hans Wegner JH-512 Folding Lounge Chair
Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Cane, Oak
Iconic in design and aesthetic. This exquisite folding chair was designed by famed Danish designer Hans Wegner and is in its original finish and cane seat and back. The chair has the...
Midcentury Hans Wegner Wishbone Chairs

Midcentury Hans Wegner Wishbone Chairs

By Hans Wegner Fritz Hansen
Midcentury Hans Wegner Wishbone Chairs
Hans Wegner Fritz Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Papercord, Wood, Lacquer
The most successful Wegner design and for a good reason. Comfortable and beautiful they can be used as dining or side chairs. These are older examples with solid firm seats and minor...
Vintage Hans Wegner for C.M. Madsens 'W2' Chair in Oak; Denmark, 1950s
Vintage Hans Wegner for C.M. Madsens 'W2' Chair...
C.M. Madsens, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Oak
A lovely example of the early work of the 20th century's master of seating design, Hans J. Wegner. The sculpted oak backrest or top-rail employed here was developed as part of a fami...
Hans J. Wegner JH 513 Chair by Johannes Hansen Denmark Mahogany Leather
Hans J. Wegner JH 513 Chair by Johannes Hansen ...
Hans J. Wegner
20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Leather, Mahogany
Wonderful set of eight Hans J. Wegner JH 513 chairs made by Johannes Hansen. Beautiful grained mahogany frame with original black leather upholstery. Normal / minimal wear consisten...
Hans J. Wegner JH 513 Chair by Johannes Hansen, Knoll International
Hans J. Wegner JH 513 Chair by Johannes Hansen,...
Hans J. Wegner
20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Leather, Teak
Wonderful Hans J. Wegner JH 513 Chair made by Johannes Hansen and distributed by Knoll International in the United States. Beautiful grained teak frame with original leather upholste...
Hans J. Wegner “Papa Bear” Chair for A.P. Stolen
Hans J. Wegner “Papa Bear” Chair for A.P. Stolen
A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Fabric, Wood, Teak
Iconic “Papa Bear” Lounge Chair designed by Hans J. Wegner for A.P. Stolen in Denmark in 1951. Originally named the AP-19, this model acquired the name “Papa Bear” when a journalist ...
Hans Jørgensen Wegner, Aarhus City Hall Armchair, Rare Model, circa 1937-1942
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...
Hans Wegner GE290 Lounge Chair for GETAMA
Hans Wegner GE290 Lounge Chair for GETAMA
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Wool, Oak
Great vintage high back lounge chair designed in 1953 by designer Hans J. Wegner for GETAMA. Smoked oak and brown wool fabric. Iconic chair of the Mid-Century Modern.  
Pair of Hans Wegner Chinese Chairs for Fritz Hansen
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 Set of Four Sawbuck Chairs
Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Fabric, Teak
Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn, set of four 'Sawbuck' CH29 chairs, teak, Denmark, 1952. This set of four chairs is designed by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen. This chair hol...
Six Original Hans Wegner Wishbone/ Y 'CH24' Chairs
Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Reed, Oak
Iconic in design and aesthetic. These original six wishbone chairs by famed Danish designer Hans Wegner are all in their original finish and rope seat, with original burned in stamps...
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.
Hans Wegner AP-27 "Mama" Bear Chair
A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Oak
Hans J. Wegner AP-27 "Mama" bear chair. Manufactured by A.P. Stolen, circa 1955. This piece has been professionally restored.
Hans Wegner Dining Chairs Model CH-23 by Carl H...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Papercord, Oak, Teak
Set of six dining chairs model CH-23 designed by Hans Wegner. Produced by Carl Hansen & Son in Denmark.
Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair, Handwoven Vintage ...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Upholstery, Teak
Hans Wegner Papa Bear lounge chair and ottoman, manufactured by A.P.Stolen. This chair has been expertly recovered in vintage dead-stock Margit Pinter undyed wool upholstery fabric, ...
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 Model CH24 Four Chairs
Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Beech
The most successful Wegner design. Comfortable and beautiful they can be used as dining or side chairs. These are older examples in good condition Papercord, wood, lacquer Measur...
Vintage Hans Wegner Wishbone Chair and a Jorgen...
Carl Hansen & Søn, Jørgen Baekmark, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Cane, Oak
Beautiful set containing a Mid-Century Modern wishbone chair by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn and a Jorgen Baekmark stool. The two pieces have a similar design and are made of...
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...
Set of Eight Minimal Chairs by Hans Wegner
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Steel, Leather, Oak
A set of eight side chairs, in polished stainless steel with solid oak backrest and leather seats. Designed by Hans J Wegner for Johhanes Hansen in 1965. Great condition.

Hans Wegner Peacock Chair

By H. G. Knoll and Associates
Hans Wegner Peacock Chair
H. G. Knoll and Associates, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Cane, Rope, Oak
Hans Wegner light oak peacock chair, with all original rope cane seat, and finish. Stamped branded and paper label under seat. In wonderful condition.
Set of Seven Wegner Koldinghus Dining Chairs in...
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1980s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Fabric, Beech
1980s set of seven Koldinghus dining chairs designed by Wegner for GETAMA in 1988 and produced in october 2001. The frames of dining chairs are in good condition. Some seats have a ...
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.  
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...
Oak Wood Chair by Hans J. Wegner
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Oak
Armchair made of oakwood with designed by Hans J. Wegner. Issued by GETAMA Gedsted in Denmark. Wide backrest and seating are upholstered with a teal coloured fabric. Dimensions: ...
Pair of Hans Wegner Round Chair/The Chair by Jo...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Upholstery, Teak
This chair doesn't take a bad photo, from any angle. Truly a work of art. The best realized of Hans Wegner’s chairs, the round back or “The Chair” was designed in 1948. Exquisite...
Danish Set of Six Oak Dining-Room Chairs
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Fabric, Oak
Hans Wegner, dining chairs model FH 1934, oak and fabric, Denmark, 1960s. These small elegant dining chairs feature a solid wooden curved backrest. There are four straight legs a...
Original and Rare Hans Wegner "Valet" Chair for...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Brass, Oak, Teak
This is a rare original Hans Wegner for Johannes Hansen 'Valet' chair in excellent condition, circa 1953.

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.
Hans J. Wegner "China Chair" for Fritz Hansen, ...
Fritz Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Leather, Cherry
Iconic "China Chair" designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1980, manufactured by Fritz Hansen in Denmark in 1980. This beautiful easy chair is made of the highest quality cherry wood with...
Set of Twelve Hans Wegner Oak and Paper Cord Mo...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
A large set of twelveHans Wegner oak CH-23 dining chairs designed in 1951 and produced by Carl Hansen & Son in Denmark. This set has had all of the seats newly reupholstered using th...
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.  
Pair of Sawbuck Chairs, Model CH-28 by Hans Wegner
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Oak
Pair of Sawbuck chairs, model CH-28 by Hans Wegner. A pair of Sawbuck chairs produced by Carl Hansen & Son, made of oak and recently reupholstered in leather. Denmark, circa 1950s.
Hans Wegner Sawbuck Lounge Chairs
Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Oak
Hans Wegner Sawbuck lounge chairs. Manufactured by Carl Hansen and Son, circa 1950. This pair has been professionally restored. New Maharam Tonica by Kvadrat upholstery.
Hans J. Wegner Set of 'Sawbuck' Chairs for Carl...
Carl Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Oak
Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn, set of eight 'Sawbuck' CH29 chairs, oak, Denmark, 1952. This set of eight chairs is designed by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen. This chair ho...
Hans Wegner Midcentury Heart Chairs in Oak and ...
Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Ostrich Leather, Oak
Hans Wegner heart chairs in walnut-stained oak with ostrich leather upholstery (pair). A midcentury classic for living room corner, bedroom, bath. Chairs of such unique and pleasing ...
Hans Wegner Dining Chairs Model W2 by C.M Madse...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Cane, Oak
Rare set of six dining chairs model W2 designed by Hans Wegner. Produced by C.M Madsen in Denmark.
Pair of Hans Wegner CH 28 Sawbuck Armchairs, 19...
Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Oak
A pair of oak Hans Wegner CH-28 sawbuck armchairs with leather seats. Made by Carl Hansen and Son, 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.
Hans J. Wegner Jh-515 Armchair for Johannes Hansen
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Fabric, Oak
Hans J. Wegner model JH 515 oak armchair. Seat and back upholstered with canvas. Executed by cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen, Denmark.
Set of Four Danish Teak CH-30 Dining Chairs by ...
Hans J. Wegner
Late 20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Teak
A set of four Danish teak CH-30 dining chairs by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son, circa 1970/80 each stamped to the underside of the wooden seat ‘Made in Denmark Carl Hansen & Son...
Rare Hans J. Wegner CH35 Set of Six Oak Leather...
Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Leather, Oak
Rare and amazing set of six CH 35 dining chairs from the 1960s. Out of production. Solid oak and brown water ox aniline leather. Labeled with Carl Hansen & Son brandmark. Per...
The Chair by Hans J Wegner for Johannes Hansen ...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Scandinavian Modern Chairs
An original early edition of The Chair by Hans J Wegner. Made from solid teak with rattan wrapped back rail and seat. The seat has been re-caned at some point. Manufactured by Joh...
Hans J. Wegner 'The Chair' in Teak for Johannes...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Teak
Hans J. Wegner model JH503 in teak. Seat upholstered with black leather. Executed by Johannes Hansen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Set of Four "The Chairs" by Hans Wegner for Joh...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Teak
Set of four "The Chairs," designed by Hans Wegner for Johannes Hansen, Denmark, circa 1960s. Hard to find a matched original set. These chairs retain what appears to be their origina...
PP203 Armchair by Hans J. Wegner for PP Møbler
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Wool, Oak, Wenge
PP203 Armchair designed by Hans J. Wegner for PP Møbler in 1969.
PP66 "Chinese Chair" by Hans J. Wegner for PP M...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Rush, Oak
PP62 "Chinese chair" designed by Hans J. Wegner for PP Møbler in 1949.
Hans Wegner PP203 Dining Chairs PP Mobler, Denm...
Hans J. Wegner, PP Mobler
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Papercord, Oak
Rare set of six dining chairs designed by Hans J Wegner and manufactured by PP Møbler, Denmark 1969. This is a set of six early examples in very nice original condition. These chairs...
"The Chair" by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hans...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Leather, Teak
Armchair model JH 501 or "The Chair" designed by Hans J. Wegner. This example made by cabinet maker Johannes Hansen during the 1960s. Made from solid teak with new leather upholstery...
Set of Seven Early Hans Wegner for Johannes Han...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Leather, Teak
We are excited to offer seven early Hans Wegner JH-503 chairs designed in 1949 and Produced by Johannes Hansen. Fully restored solid old growth teak construction. Stamped with the ma...

Hans Wegner Peacock Chair

By Johannes Hansen
Hans Wegner Peacock Chair
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Amazing peacock chair designed by Hans Wegner, Denmark. Fantastic original early example produced by cabinet maker Johannes Hansen. Solid ash frame with contrasting teak arms. Rare a...
China Chair Designed by Hans J. Wegner for Frit...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1980s Danish Modern Chairs
Leather, Mahogany
China chair designed by Hans J. Wegner for Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1980s. Mahogany and leather. Measures: H 81 cm/ 32'' W 57,5 cm/ 22 3/4'' D 52 cm/ 20 1/2''
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