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Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

Danish, 1914-2007

Best known for his chairs and other 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 Hans Wegner’s best chair designs 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.

Find vintage Hans Wegner lounge chairs, armchairs, daybeds and other furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Hans J. Wegner
J16 Rocking chair, Hans J. Wegner
By Fredericia, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Neuss, NW
J16 rocking chair by Hans J. Wegner for Fredericia from the 1940s. High-quality solid frame made of stained beech wood with hand-woven seat made of p...
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1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Yarn, Beech

Danish Mid-Century Modern Rocker Model J16 by Hans Wegner in Beech, 1944
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Belmont, MA
Whether soothing a newborn or unwinding after a hectic day, nothing compares to the gentle rocking motion of the Wegner J16 Rocking Chair. Designed by Hans J. Wegner, one of his earl...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Beech

Rocking Chair in Oak by Hans Wegner, 1950s
By A. Mikael Laursen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Lejre, DK
Rocking chair in oak and fabric, 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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Sheepskin, Oak

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

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. Additional shipping methods m...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Beech

J16 rocking chair by Hans Wegner for FDB Mobler, 1960s
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Leuven, Vlaams Gewest
Mid century beech wooden and papercord rocking chair designed by Hans J Wegner for FDB Mobler in the 1960s. Beautifully crafted chair by one of the best scandinavian designer from t...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Beech

Rocking Chairs Model GE674 Made In Olied Oak By Hans J. Wegner For Getama
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Lejre, DK
This rocking chair, model GE674, designed by Hans J. Wegner and manufactured by Getama in the 1970s, is an excellent example of Danish design that combines functionality, comfort and...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Oak

Rocking chair 'J16' by Hans J. Wegner, Denmark, 1960s
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Eskilstuna, SE
Classic rocking chair model 'J19' designed by Hans J. Wegner, Denmark, during the 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Seagrass, Beech

Rocking chair 'GE 674' by Hans wegner, Getame, 1970s
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Balen, BE
A very rare oak rocking chair with a natural canvas woven webbing seat. Manufactured in limited quantities by Getama in the 1970s. A timeless design by Hans Wegner combining simple a...
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1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Canvas, Oak

1960s Vintage Hans Wegner Model J16 Rocking Chair
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Boston, MA
Mid Century Danish Modern 'Model J16' rocking chair by Hans Wegner for FDB Møbler, circa 1970s. Solid lacquered beech wood ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Beech

1960’s J16 Beechwood Danish Rocking Chair Designed By Hans Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Norwich, GB
A Danish design classic - J16 beechwood rocking chair by Hans Wegner. Introduced in 1944, this model dates to the 1960's, stamped 'Made in Denmark 66.5.1' along with the maker's la...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Beech

Rocking Chair in Oak with Wool Fabric by Hans Wegner, 1950's
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Rocking Chair in Oak with Newly Reupholstered Wool Fabric by Hans Wegner, 1950's Additional Information: Material: Oak and newly reupholstered in wool fabric Style: Mid century, Sca...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Oak, Fabric

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 brandy coloured aniline leather. Frame of soap treated 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

Hans Wegner Danish Modern J-16 Rocking Chair
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous mid-century Danish Modern rocking chair By Hans Wegner for FDB Møbler Denmark, Circa 1960s Beech wood, with rush seating. Measures: 25"W x 31.5"D x 43"H. Seat height: ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Rush, Beech

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 soap treated 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

Keyhole" rocking chair, Hans J Wegner, Denmark, 1960s.
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in VILLERS-SUR-MER, FR
Hans J Wegner for GETAMA. A very large rocking chair which name comes from the holes in the front beams to insert the support beams of the seat. T...
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1960s Danish Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Linen, Oak

Wegner J16 Rocking Chair - Black Lacquer Oak/Natural Paper Cord by HansJ.Wegner
By Fredericia, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Dubai, AE
Hans J. Wegner showed an early interest in the rocking chair as a design object, and J16 was one of his first chairs ever put into production. The very first version was designed in ...
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Oak

Wegner J16 Rocking Chair - Oiled Walnut/Natural Paper Cord by Hans J. Wegner
By Fredericia, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Dubai, AE
Hans J. Wegner showed an early interest in the rocking chair as a design object, and J16 was one of his first chairs ever put into production. The very first version was designed in ...
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Walnut

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

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Upholstery, Teak

1970s Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn CH45 Rocking Chair in Beech
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a scarce model CH45 Rocking Chair, designed by Hans Wegner in 1965, and manufactured by Carl Hansen & Søn. This example was manufactured in Denmark circa mid-1970s. Its form ...
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1970s Danish Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Wood, Beech

Hans J. Wegner Model J16 Rocking Chair, 1961
By FDB Møbler, Hans J. Wegner
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 p...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Beech, Papercord

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Rocking Chair Model J16 by Hans Wegner, 1960s
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian rocking chair Model J16 by Hans Wegner. Designer Biography : "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...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Wood

Danish Design Rocking Chair Design by Hans.J.Wegner Model Ch45
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Oirlo, LI
Danish Design rocking chair design by Hans.J.Wegner Model ch45. J. Wegner rocking chair with the horizontal backrest supports from the Tarm furniture factory that ran as a subsidi...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Wood

Hans Wegner Oak Rocking Chair
By A. Mikael Laursen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Minneapolis, MN
A hard to find Hans J. Wegner designed Oak rocking chair produced by Mikael Laursen. An early rocker design by famed Danish architect. Oak has a rich patina. Upholstered in a green w...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Wool, Oak

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

Danish Modern Oversized Teak Rocking Chair by Hans Wegner for Tarm Stole
By Tarm Stole, Hans J. Wegner
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

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

Hans Wegner Rocking Chair in White with Papercord Seat for FDB Mobler, Denmark
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful, Hans Wegner designed, Mid-Century, white lacquered rocking chair with woven rope seat. Wegner's early interest in the rocking chair as a design...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Wood, Papercord

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

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

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 ...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Beech

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 hi...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Upholstery, 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

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Fabric, Oak

Hans Wegner Rocking Chair Model GE-273 Produced by GETAMA in Denmark
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
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

Hans J. Wegner rocking chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Hans J. Wegner rocking chairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Hans J. Wegner rocking chairs, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 30 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 2 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original rocking chairs by Hans J. Wegner were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider rocking chairs by Bramin Møbler, Illum Wikkelsø, and France & Søn. Prices for Hans J. Wegner rocking chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,239 and can go as high as $5,475, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $3,100.
Questions About Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Hans Wegner is indeed a real person. He was a prolific furniture designer affectionately referred to as “the master of the chair”. Throughout his lifetime, he created 500 chairs, all considered masterpieces. Shop a collection of Hans Wegner’s furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To pronounce Hans Wegner, say "Hans VEG-ner." His last name is Danish. Native speakers of the language may say the surname like "VAY-ner," but "VEG-ner" is the standard in English. Find a selection of Hans Wegner furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To identify a Hans Wegner chair, look for hallmarks of his style. Most joints feature mortise and tenon construction, and armrests and seat supports are often hand-sculpted. Nearly all of his chair frames are solid wood. A piece fashioned out of wood composites is unlikely to be genuine. Find a collection of expertly vetted Hans Wegner chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Hans J. Wegner was famous for creating chairs and other types of seating. Some of the Danish designer's most well-known pieces include the Papa Bear chair, the Round chair, the Wishbone chair and the China chair. Find a collection of Hans J. Wegner chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Whether or not Hans Wegner chairs are comfortable is largely a matter of personal opinion. The Danish furniture designer did design his pieces with functionality in mind, striving to craft chairs that users would enjoy sitting in. Many of his chairs built upon traditional designs, such as the Peacock chair inspired by the classic Windsor chair. On 1stDibs, find a large selection of Hans Wegner chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    You can cord a Hans Wegner peacock chair in a number of ways. Traditionally, the chair featured an over-under weave created by first wrapping the seat with vertical pairs of cord running from the back to the front. Then, artisans worked horizontally, pulling the cord through the vertical pairs. However, you can find many other patterns to try online. On 1stDibs, shop a range of Hans Wegner peacock chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    What pairs well with the CH07 chair by Hans Wegner is largely a matter of personal preference. To keep the eye focused on its dramatic curves, some interior decorators pair it with simple boxy sofas and tables. Feel free to experiment and create your own furniture layouts using the CH07 or shell chair. Find a collection of Hans Wegner CH07 shell chairs on 1stDibs.

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