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Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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
Hans Wegner Oak Rocking Chair
By A. Mikael Laursen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Professional, skilled furniture restoration is an integral part of what we do every day. Our goal is to provide beautiful, functional furniture that honors its illustrious past. Our ...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Wool, Oak

Hans Wegner J16 Rocking Chair for FDB Mobler, Denmark 1962
By Hans J. Wegner, FDB Møbler
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hans Wegner designed, black lacquered spindle back rocking chair with paper cord seat. The designer showed an early interest in the rocking chair as a design object and J16 was one...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Lacquer

Rocking Chair ML-33 by Hans J. Wegner with Floral Carvings for Mikael Laursen
By A. Mikael Laursen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Halle, DE
Early rocking chair designed by Hans J. Wegner. Model "ML-33" manufactured by Mikael Laursen, Denmark. Designed in the 1940s. Executed in oakwood. The rocking chair is an early examp...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Oak

Hans Wegner J16 Rocking Chair Kvist Mobler A/S, Denmark, 1970
By Hans J. Wegner, Kvist
Located in Etten-Leur, NL
Iconic rocking chair model J16 designed in 1944 by Hans J. Wegner and manufactured by Kvist Møbler, Denmark 1970. Stunning example of Danish design with the sensually curved arms ins...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Beech

Hans J. Wegner for FDB Møbler Model J-16 Rocking Chair, c. 1960's
By Hans J. Wegner, FDB Møbler
Located in Norwalk, CT
The iconic J-16 rocking chair by Hans Wegner represents a Danish update on a classic Windsor silhouette, with elongated delicate turned spindles, braided papercord seat, and matte bl...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Beech

Hans Wegner Rocking Chair ML-33 for Mikael Laursen
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans Wegner design oak and black leather rocking chair. This is Hans Wegner's first rocking chair design, collaborating with Mikael Laursen in the mid-1940s. Very comfy in original...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Rocking Chair #45 by Hans J. Wegner for Tarm Stole & Mobelfabrik, 1960s
By Tarm Stole, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Elshout, NL
By Wegner for Tarm Stole & Mobelfabrik Less common Hans J. Wegner rocking chair with the horizontal back rest supports from the Tarm furniture factory that ran as a subsidiary under...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Oak

Model J16 Rocking Chair by Hans J. Wegner for FDB Møbler, Vintage 1960s
By Hans J. Wegner, FDB Møbler
Located in Bristol, GB
Danish mid-century rocking armchair. Iconic Design by Danish design heavyweight Hans J. Wegner. Timeless curving lines inspired by traditional Shaker and Windsor chairs A...
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1960s Danish Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Beech, Lacquer

Scandinavian Modern 1950’s Hans Wegner Rocking Chair J16 in Beech & Danish Cord
By FDB Møbler, Hans J. Wegner
Located in London, GB
A Shaker inspired rocking chair with a spindled back and curved armrests in beech and papercord seat designed by Hans Wegner in 1944 for FDB Mobler. Danish, produced circa 1950. Fea...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Beech, Papercord, Rush

Hans J. Wegner Lounge Chair / Rocking Chair
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Hans J. Wegner lounge chair / rocking chair new upholstered with black aniline leather. Frame of oiled oak Model Nøglehullet, made by GETAMA.
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Leather, Beech

Beech Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chair by Hans J Wegner for F.D.B. Møbler, 1970s
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning Mid-Century Modern shaker style rocking chair. Design by Hans J Wegner for F.D.B. Møbler. Striking Danish design from the 1970s. Solid beech frame with original papercord...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Beech

Rocking Chair by H. Wegner for GETAMA Model Ge-673 Oak
By Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Here is Hans Wegner's iconic"Keyhole Chair"for GETAMA. Its name comes from the holes in the front beams to insert the seat support beams. Oak and old sail cloth. The design is ...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Oak

Oak Rocking Chair Model ML33 by Hans J.Wegner for Mikael Laursen
By Hans J. Wegner, A. Mikael Laursen
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
This particular rocker is in fabulous original condition, the Oak has a lovely colour, and even the red velvet upholstery appears to be original. Pobably produced in the early 1950s,...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Velvet, Oak

Pair of ML-33 Rocking Chairs by Hans Wegner, 1940s
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Hamburg, PA
A classic pair of Hans Wegner ML-33 rocking chairs in teak. Made for Michael Laursen circa 1940s. The chairs have a stylized wooden frame featuring verticle slats. The upholstery is ...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Teak

Hans J. Wegner Model J16 Rocking Chair, 1961
By Hans J. Wegner, FDB Møbler
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful model J16 rocking chair by Hans Wegner for FDB Møbler, designed in 1944, in light-gray painted beech with woven paper cord seat. This example was produced in 1961, features...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Beech

Hans Wegner for Mikael Laursen ML-33 Rocking Chair
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Early Wegner rocker in oak with new black leather. This chair is Hans Wegner's first rocking chair design, collaborating with Mikael Laursen in the mid-1940s.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Hans Wegner J16 Beech Rocking Chair, circa 1950
By Hans J. Wegner, FDB Møbler
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Hans Wegner for FDB Mobler spindle back rocker, 1944 designed. Featuring Beech framework with 3 ply Hemp cord seat. Comfortable. Danish Modern. Classic.   
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Beech

Midcentury Scandinavian Rocking Chair in Oak by Hans Wegner, 1950s
By Hans J. Wegner, FDB Møbler
Located in Lejre, DK
Rocking chair i oak and cane, designed by Hans Wegner and made by FDB.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Oak, Cane

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Rocking Chair Model J16 by Hans Wegner for FDB
By Hans J. Wegner, FDB Møbler
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern scandinavian rocking chair model J16 by Hans Wegner for FDB Designed in 1944, Wegner 's rocker with the sensually curved arms was inspired by traditional Windso...
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1940s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Beech

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Rocking Chair Model J16 by Hans Wegner for Fred
By Fredericia, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian rocking chair model J16 by Hans Wegner for Fredericia. New edition. Finish: Beech, Black lacquered or oak. Natural or black paper cord seat. Price is ...
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1940s Scandinavian Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Beech

Hans Wegner Pair of Early Rocking Chairs
By Michael Laursen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Hans Wegner for Mikael Laursen, pair of ML-33 rocking chairs, beech, fabric upholstery, Denmark, 1940s   Hans Wegner designed the ‘ML-33’ rocking chair for Laursen in the 1940s. The ...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Fabric, Beech

Hans Wegner Rocking Chair Model J16 in Painted Beech with Woven Paper Cord Seat
By Hans J. Wegner, FDB Møbler
Located in Baambrugge, NL
Wonderful model J16 rocking chair by the Scandinavian Hans Wegner for FDB Møbler, designed in 1944. This original black version has its completely genuine and vintage look. This wond...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Beech

Hans Wegner Rocking Chair Model J16 for FDB Mobler
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Hans Wegner rocking chair model J.16 with the characteristic high spindle back and the shapely curves lines. This originally black version has been completely overhauled, sanded and ...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Rush, Rope, Beech

Hans Wegner for Tarm Stole Danish Teak Rocking chair.
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in DELRAY BEACH, FL
Solid teak rocking chair by Hans Wegner for Tarm Stole OG Mobelfabrik. Made in Denmark and in great vintage condition. Padded seat and a padded headrest held in place by leather stra...
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Late 20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Leather, Upholstery, Teak

Hans Wegner Rocking Chair for FDB Mobler, Denmark
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Hans Wegner mid-century white lacquered rocking chair with woven rope seat. In good original condition with some frame wear, scrapes and fading consistent with its age and ...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Wood

Hans Wegner Early ‘ML-33’ Rocking Chair
By Michael Laursen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Hans Wegner for Mikael Laursen, ML-33 rocking chair, beech, fabric upholstery, Denmark, 1940s   Hans Wegner designed the ‘ML-33’ rocking chair for Laursen in the 1940s. The wooden fr...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Fabric, Beech

Rocking Chair by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Copenhagen, DK
ML 33 - rocking chair in oak with carvings. Reupholstered seat in Dunes Rust aniline leather. Maker Mikael Laursen.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Oak

Early ML-33 Oak Rocking Chair with Carvings by Hans Wegner for Mikael Laursen
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Dorchester, MA
Hans Wegner designed this oak rocking chair, model ML-33, for Mikael Laursen in the 1940s. The rare rocker, the first that Wegner designed, showcases his elegant approach to modern d...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Upholstery, Oak

1970s Danish Shaker Rocking Chair by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner, FDB Møbler
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A Shaker Style Scandinavian Modern rocking chair designed by Hans Wegner in beech wood with a woven paper cord seat. Made in Denmark by FDB, circa 1970s.
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Beech

Danish Modern Oversized Teak Rocking Chair by Hans Wegner for Tarm Stole
By Hans J. Wegner, Tarm Stole
Located in San Diego, CA
Danish Modern oversized teak rocking chair / rocker by Hans Wegner for Tarm Stole, circa 1970s This chair is even more impressive in person. The large proportions of this design make...
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Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak

Hans Wegner Rocking Chair Model GE-273 Produced by GETAMA in Denmark
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare keyhole rocking chair model GE-273 designed by Hans Wegner. Produced by GETAMA in Denmark.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Canvas, Beech

Scandinavian Modern White Vintage Rocking Chair J 16 by Hans Wegner Denmark
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Vienna, AT
Scandinavian Modern Classic rocking chair J 16 by Hans Wegner designed 1944 and executed by Mobler F.D.B., Denmark, 1964 - marked. The lacquered surface was refreshed few years ago. ...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Beech

Rocking Chair in Oak and Sheepskin by Hans Wegner, 1950s
By A. Mikael Laursen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Lejre, DK
Rocking chair in oak and sheepskin, designed by Hans Wegner and made by Mikael Laursen. Great condition.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Oak, Sheepskin

Hans J. Wegner rocking chairs for sale on 1stDibs

The Hans J. Wegner rocking chairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our Hans J. Wegner collection of rocking chairs, there are many options, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 31 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original rocking chairs by Hans J. Wegner were created in Scandinavian Modern style during the 20th century. Many customers also consider rocking chairs by Ole Wanscher, Hans Olsen and Bramin Møbler if you want additional options. The prices for Hans J. Wegner rocking chairs can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $1,400 and tops out at $8,800, while pieces like these can sell for $2,600 on average..

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