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Hans J. Wegner Wall Decorations

Hans Wegner (Denmark, 1914–2007)
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 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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Wall Mounted Oak Bookcase by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Madrid, ES
Midcentury oiled oak wall mounted shelve designed by Danish architect Hans J. Wegner in 1950s. Marked by manufacturer.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Hans J. Wegner Wall Decorations

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Oak

Wall Mount Cabinets by Hans Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A pair of wall-mount cabinets in teak wood designed by Hans Wegner. Comprised of one unit with eight-drawers and one unit with sliding doors, opening to revealing inner shelves. Manu...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Wall Decorations

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Teak

Rare Wall Mount Teak Credenza by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen Made in 1952
By Carl Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A teak wall mount credenza / cabinet with two sliding doors and four drawers. Designed by Hans Wegner, made by Johannes Hansen, Denmark, 1952.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Wall Decorations

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Steel

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Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair, First Edition
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Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair, First Edition
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Hans J. Wegner, Lounge Chair CH 25, Denmark 1950s
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Hans Wegner Oak and Wicker Chairs for C.M. Madsen, Denmark 1950s, Set of 3
By C.M. Madsen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Madrid, ES
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Charlotte Perriand / Pierre Chapo Style Floating Bookcase, France, 1960
By Pierre Chapo, Charlotte Perriand
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Danish Modern Tray Table in Oak by Hans Bølling
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Hans-Agne Jakobsson Brass and Rosewood Wall Lamps
By AB Markaryd, Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Madrid, ES
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Hans-Agne Jakobsson Brass and Rosewood Wall Lamps
By AB Markaryd, Hans-Agne Jakobsson
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Hans-Agne Jakobsson Pair of Cone Shaped Outdoor Wall Lights in Copper
By AB Markaryd, Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Madrid, ES
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Hans-Agne Jakobsson Pair of Cone Shaped Wall Lights in Copper and Brass
By AB Markaryd, Hans-Agne Jakobsson
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Hans-Agne Jakobsson Pair of Cone Shaped Wall Lights in Polished Copper and Brass
By AB Markaryd, Hans-Agne Jakobsson
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Oak Side Tables by Karl Andersson & Sõner, Scandinavian Midcentury
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Previously Available Items
Hans Wegner Teak Shelf
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Wall-mounted shelf designed by Hans J. Wegner. It can be mounted with the shelf facing up or down. Beautiful joinery details. Crafted in warm teak, Denmark, 1950s. Measures: 39.5"...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Hans J. Wegner Wall Decorations

  • Hans Wegner Teak Shelf
  • Hans Wegner Teak Shelf
  • Hans Wegner Teak Shelf
  • Hans Wegner Teak Shelf
H 9.75 in. W 39.5 in. D 8.25 in.
Hans J Wenger Midcentury Oak Wall Shelf for Ry Møbler
By Hans J. Wegner, Ry Møbler
Located in Malmo, SE
Solid oak wall shelf designed by Hans J Wenger and produced by Ry Møbler during the 1950s. This Classic shelf is mounted straight to the wall. The condition is very good with some mi...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Wall Decorations

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Oak

Set of 1950s Danish Wall Shelves in Oak by Hans J. Wegner for Ry Møbler
By Ry Møbler, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Stockholm, SE
Set of three wall shelves designed by Hans J. Wegner. Produced by Ry Møbler in Denmark during the 1950s. Made out of solid oak.
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