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Hans J. Wegner Wall Decorations

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
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

Hans J. Wegner Large Wall Shelf in Patinated Oak Made at Ry Mobler Denmark 1950s
By Ry Møbler, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Odense, DK
Rare wall shelf made at Ry Mobler in Denmark in the 1950s. The shelf was designed by Hans J. Wegner and is made from solid Danish oak.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Wall Decorations

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Oak

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

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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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

Credenza by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A credenza in warm teak with a bank of five drawers and twin sliding doors, floating on turned solid teak dowel legs.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Wall Decorations

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Teak

  • Credenza by Hans J. Wegner
  • Credenza by Hans J. Wegner
  • Credenza by Hans J. Wegner
  • Credenza by Hans J. Wegner
H 31.5 in. W 77 in. D 18.25 in.
1970s Danish Round Chair by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An oak "round" chair retaining the original upholstery with impressed stamp, "Johannes Hansen COPENHAGEN DENMARK".  
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Wall Decorations

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Leather, Oak

Pair of Mahogany Lounge Chairs by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An uncommon pair of mahogany lounge chairs newly upholstered in dark grey wool savak.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Wall Decorations

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Wool, Mahogany

1960s Danish Teak Dining Chair by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An elegant handcrafted dining chair, having an exposed teak frame and leather upholstery.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Wall Decorations

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Leather, Teak

1950s Danish Teak Desk Organizer by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A bench-made solid teak desk organizer with dovetail joinery, comprising five correspondence dividers, a slim drawer and open storage.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Wall Decorations

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Teak

1960s Scandinavian Modern Dining Table by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A round extension dining table with oak top set on four tubular chrome legs each tipped with a rosewood insert.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Wall Decorations

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Chrome

1950s Danish Solid Teak Slatted Bench by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A solid teak bench with a slatted seat over six (6) tapered legs.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Wall Decorations

Materials

Teak

1950s Danish Solid Teak Slatted Bench by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A midcentury solid teak bench with a slatted seat over six (6) tapered legs. Designed by Hans Wegner and made by Johannes Hansen in Denmark, 1950s.
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1950s American Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Wall Decorations

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Teak

Teak Round Chair with Upholstered Seat by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A teak Scandinavian Modern 'Round' chair by Hans Wegner. This armchair / dining chair features a masterfully sculpted backrest and arms floating atop tapered dowel legs and an uphols...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Wall Decorations

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Upholstery, Teak

1960s Danish Solid Teak Table / Desk by Hans Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A rare Danish modern solid teak table / desk with clean sides and a recessed apron with chromium hardware. Designed by Hans Wegner, crafted by Johannes Hansen in the 1960s.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Wall Decorations

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Teak

Set of Six Stacking Armchairs by Hans Wegner & Johannes Hansen
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A set of six stackable beech armchairs with black woven chairs.
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Wall Decorations

Materials

Oak

Previously Available Items
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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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Wall Decorations

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Oak

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. Wegner wall decorations for sale on 1stDibs

Wall decorations by Hans J. Wegner are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Hans J. Wegner wall decorations, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 4 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many original wall decorations by Hans J. Wegner were created in Scandinavian modern style during the mid-20th century.. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider wall decorations by Jens Birkemose, Ole Schwalbe and Børge Mogensen. The prices for Hans J. Wegner wall decorations may vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$2,530 and tops out at US$85,000, while pieces like these can sell for US$28,445.

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