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Johannes Hansen Furniture

Danish master cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen is best known for a celebrated partnership with legendary Scandinavian modernist designer Hans Wegner that lasted half a century. The sophisticated and sculptural chairs, tables and cabinets that Wegner designed and Hansen built earned Wegner worldwide acclaim, and brought meaningful business opportunities to Hansen and his modest workshop.

Hansen was born in 1886 and apprenticed as a cabinetmaker in his early years, opening a workshop and showroom in Copenhagen. In 1927, he helped establish the annual Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibition. Later, at the age of 55, Hansen began working with Danish furniture designer Hans J. Wegner, then only 26. With Wegner creating and Hansen executing on his partner’s complex designs, they developed furniture to sell in Hansen's showroom. A business relationship of this type was common in 20th-century Danish furniture making, and Hansen and Wegner enjoyed a prolific and renowned collaboration.

Wegner’s career began in cabinetry before he transitioned to furniture design in the 1940s. He is among the most celebrated figures for collectors of mid-century modern and Scandinavian works of the era. One of the first well-known entries for the Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibitions authored by Wegner and built by Hansen was the 1942 Lattice chair, a red Cuban mahogany dining room chair with an upholstered leather seat. The Peacock chair, an iconic design that followed in 1947, was the pair's take on a traditional English Windsor chair. It featured flattened spindles along the back resembling the feathers of a peacock tail — it wasn’t exactly an emblem of the pared-back functionality prioritized by Kaare Klint, Wegner’s former instructor at Copenhagen’s Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.

Wegner would go on to design nearly 500 chairs over the course of his life — among them are the Wishbone chair, the Papa Bear chair and the Round chair. The latter, which is often simply called “The Chair,” was manufactured by Hansen and made its debut at the Guild Exhibition in 1949. It was declared “the most beautiful chair in the world” by Interiors magazine a year later, and a pair of the iconic seats appeared on the first nationally televised presidential debate in the United States in 1960.

After Hansen died in 1961, his son, Poul Hansen, took over the business and continued working with Wegner. The company closed in the 1990s, but today, Hansen and Wegner's collaborative legacy endures in collections around the world.

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Creator: Johannes Hansen
Dealer: WYETH
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 Johannes Hansen Furniture

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Teak

1970s Danish Round Chair by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
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 Johannes Hansen Furniture

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Leather, Oak

'The Chair' a Teak Round Chair with a Caned Seat by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A teak 'Round' chair with masterfully sculpted backrest and arms floating atop tapered dowel legs having a caned seat. This sublime chair became known a...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Johannes Hansen Furniture

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Teak, Cane

1960s Danish Teak Dining Chair by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
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 Johannes Hansen Furniture

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Leather, Teak

1950s Danish Solid Teak Slatted Bench by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
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 Johannes Hansen Furniture

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Teak

1950s Danish JH-586 The Fruit Bowl by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
The very rare, original, JH-586 'The Fruit Bowl' (side table) is a nicely proportioned lathe turned teak shallow bowl that rests on an architectural three legged Stand of chromed ste...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Johannes Hansen Furniture

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Steel, Chrome

Low Table / Coffee Table by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A rectangular solid teak top and oak base low table/bench/coffee table with a basin-edged top.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Johannes Hansen Furniture

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Oak, 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 Johannes Hansen Furniture

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Teak

Valet Chair by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
The iconic Valet chair designed by Hans Wegner. Crafted in teak and oakwood with seat that swings upward to hang trousers and hidden storage for pocket contents. Conceived in 1953...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Johannes Hansen Furniture

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Brass

1960s JH-505 Teak Cow Horn Chair by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A rare teak Danish modern dining chair with a splined backrest and a natural cane seat. Model JH-505 was designed in 1952 by Hans J. Wegner and produced i...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Johannes Hansen Furniture

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Cane, Teak

1960s Scandinavian Modern Dining Table by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
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 Johannes Hansen Furniture

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Chrome

Oxhide Teak Lounge Chair by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A very rare teak armchair / lounge chair retaining the original oxhide black leather seat and back upholstery. Designed by Hans J. Wegner and crafted by Johannes Hansen circa 1950s i...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Johannes Hansen Furniture

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Leather, Teak

1950s Danish Solid Teak Slatted Bench by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
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 Johannes Hansen Furniture

Materials

Teak

End Table with Tray by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A two-tier Scandinavian Modern end table designed by Hans Wegner with a solid teak top. Table features built-in shelf and pullout serving tray on oak legs. Crafted by Johannes Hanse...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Johannes Hansen Furniture

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Oak, Teak

Teak and Oak Extension Dining Table by Hans J. Wegner
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A rectangular dining table with a teak top concealing steel and brass pullouts and an innovative hidden leaf storage on a fumed oak base with splayed, tapered dowel legs. Two leaves ...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Johannes Hansen Furniture

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Brass

'Bullhorn' Chair by Hans Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An oak 'Bullhorn' chair with oak splines and upholstered seat retaining the original black leather.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Johannes Hansen Furniture

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Oak

Oak Tambour Cabinet by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An oak cabinet with a drop down tambour door concealing letter trays, filing compartment and shelving.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Johannes Hansen Furniture

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Oak

Teak Beauty Box by Hans Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A simple teak beauty box with an open frame, slide-in mirror and a tray base.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Johannes Hansen Furniture

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Mirror, Teak

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 Johannes Hansen Furniture

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Wool, Mahogany

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 Johannes Hansen Furniture

Materials

Teak

Cabinet with Tambour Door by Hans J. Wegner
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An oak cabinet with tambour door concealing open storage with shelves, on metal legs.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Johannes Hansen Furniture

Materials

Chrome, Steel

Side Chair by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An elegant side chair with a generous exposed teak frame and a gently curved seat and back wrapped in black leather.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Johannes Hansen Furniture

Materials

Leather, Teak

Lounge Chair by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A lounge chair of generous scale having a solid oak frame and retaining the original orange wool upholstery. Two available.
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Johannes Hansen Furniture

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Oak Reading Chair by Hans J. Wegner
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A rare oak "Bukkestolen" (reading chair) with exposed frame and upholstered seat and back retaining the original yellow wool upholstery.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Johannes Hansen Furniture

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Oak

Armchair by Hans Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An oak armchair having an exposed frame with a gently curved seat and back wrapped in leather.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Johannes Hansen Furniture

Materials

Leather, Oak

Tambour Front Cabinet by Hans J Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A simple storage cabinet in white oak having a finely slatted tambour front that conceals adjustable shelves and file storage.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Johannes Hansen Furniture

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Oak

Continuous Leg, Low Table by Hans Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A rare low table with two simple continuous brushed stainless steel band legs supporting a clear glass top.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Johannes Hansen Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Teak Conference Chair by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A handcrafted and elegant armchair devoid of extraneous detailing, having an exposed solid teak frame and a gently curved seat and back in leather upholstery.       
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Johannes Hansen Furniture

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Teak, Leather

High Back Upholstered Settee by Grete Jalk for Johannes Hansen
By Grete Jalk, Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An early Grete Jalk designed settee featuring a high back on squared legs with a tight and tailored pale brick upholstery. Crafted by Johannes Hansen in Denmark, circa 1950s. Work...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Johannes Hansen Furniture

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Upholstery, Teak

'Telephone Table' by Hans J. Wegner
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A finely fabricated 'Telephone Table' cabinet in teak having a black laminate top with turned oak dowel legs and Minimalist steel recessed pulls. There is a keyed hanging file drawer...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Johannes Hansen Furniture

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Steel

Teak and Cane Armchair by Hans Wegner
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A teak armchair retaining the original cane seat and back.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Johannes Hansen Furniture

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Cane, 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 Johannes Hansen Furniture

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Oak

Set of Four Stacking Armchairs by Hans Wegner & Johannes Hansen
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A set of four stacking armchairs with cream webbed seats in beechwood.
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Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Johannes Hansen Furniture

Materials

Oak

1950s Danish Oak Round Chair by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A newly upholstered oak 'round' chair produced previous to 1954, with original impressed stamp, 'Johannes Hansen COPENHAGEN DENMARK'. Model JH-501.   
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Johannes Hansen Furniture

Materials

Leather, Oak

Johannes Hansen furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Johannes Hansen furniture 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 Johannes Hansen furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Johannes Hansen were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Nanna Ditzel, Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius, and Sibast. Prices for Johannes Hansen furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $532 and can go as high as $110,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $8,549.

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