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.

Four Wishbone Chairs by Hans Wegner 'CH-24'
Four Wishbone Chairs by Hans Wegner 'CH-24'
Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Oak
Four wishbone chairs by Hans Wegner (CH-24) in original patina marked.
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...
Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen and Son CH35 Armchair
Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen and Son CH35 Armchair
Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Oak, Teak
This classic and all original armchair by Hans Wegner has a rich patina. This is one of the less common examples of Wegner's armchair designs. Made from teak, oak, and black leather.
Set of 6 Hans Wegner Chairs

Set of 6 Hans Wegner Chairs

By Carl Hansen & Søn
Set of 6 Hans Wegner Chairs
Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Papercord, Teak
Set of 6 dining chairs, CH 23 by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son . The CH 23 is an early example of Wegner’s signature style and impeccable craftsmanship. It was one of the 5 piece...
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 Papa Bear Chair
Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Iconic Hans Wegner Papa Bear chair in red, designed in the 1950s and produced by AP Stolen. This Papa Bear features tipped walnut armrests and a button tufted seat back making this c...
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...
Model W2 Chair by Hans J. Wegner for C.M. Madsen, 1960s
Model W2 Chair by Hans J. Wegner for C.M. Madse...
C.M. Madsens, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Leather, Oak
Chair, model W2, designed by Hans Wenger for C.M. Madsen. Frame in smoked oak with new black leather seat. Light ware and patina on wooden parts.
Set of Three ‘Heart’ Chairs Model 4104 Designed by Hans Wegner for Fritz Hansen
Set of Three ‘Heart’ Chairs Model 4104 Designed...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Leather, Oak
Set of three ‘Heart’ chairs model 4104 designed by Hans Wegner for Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1952. Oak and leather.  
Set of Four Model Chairs "Heart FH-4103" design...
Hans J. Wegner
Antique 1850s Danish Chairs
Upholstery, Oak
Set of four model chairs "Heart FH-4103" designed by Hans J. Wegner for Fritz Hansen in 1952, with structure in oak and upholstery in imitation leather. The seats are heart-shaped, w...
Hans Wegner Voor FDB Møbler J16 Rocking Chair, ...
FDB Møbler, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Rocking Chairs
Papercord, Beech
The J16 rocking chair designed by Hans Wegner is a classic among the rocking chairs. The chair was introduced in 1944 and is part of 'The People's Collection' by Fredericia. Freedom...
Cherrywood China Chair by Hans J. Wegner
Fritz Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Leather, Cherry
This famous chair is an adaptation of an old Chinese chair of the Ming Dynasty. "China Chair". A very comfortable armchair made in cherrywood. Loose cushion upholstered with patina...
Hans Wegner CH22 Lounge Chair for Carl Hansen
Carl Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Cord, Oak
Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn, armchair model CH22 by Denmark, 1950. This chair is one of Wegner's early masterpieces for Carl Hansen. The chair bears the first number of a...
Set of Five Hans Wegner CH-29 Sawbuck Dining Ch...
Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Oak
A set of 5 Hans Wegner CH-29 dining chairs, designed in 1951 and made by Carl Hansen, Denmark. Oak frames, with worn fabric seat covers that need replacing. We offer a recovering ser...
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 ...
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...
China Chair by Hans J. Wegner, Set of Two
Fritz Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Mahogany
This famous chair is an adaptation of an old Chinese chair of the Ming Dynasty. "China Chair". A very comfortable armchair made in mahogany. Loose cushion upholstered with light brow...
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.
Midcentury Hans Wegner J. Lounge Chair Model AP-15
George Tanier, A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Teak
For your condition is this amazingly comfortable lounge chair by Hans Wegner. Model AP-15 (A.P Stolen) imported by George Tanier. This rare model chair features teak wood with stunni...
Hans Wegner CH34 Chair in Teak and Cognac Leath...
Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
This beautiful Hans Wegner CH-34 chair has sculpted details with a smart adjustable back rest. Produced by Carl Hansen & Søn with teak frame and cognac leather upholstery. Light trac...
Peacock Chair by Hans Wegner
Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century European Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Ash, Teak
An iconic design by Hans J Wegner, this lounge makes a statement in any environment. In teak and ash with original Danish cord seat. This piece comes with leather seat pad. Seat heig...
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.

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...
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,...
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 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-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...
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 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 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...
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...
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
Oak, Steel, Leather
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.
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
Oak, Papercord
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...
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 Ten Hans Wegner Oak and Paper Cord Model...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
A large set of ten Hans 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 the ...
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...
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