"Yoke Chair" by Hans J. Wegner, circa 1962, Carl Hansen & Søn For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 14 images

"Yoke Chair" by Hans J. Wegner, circa 1962, Carl Hansen & Søn

About

Armchair model CH34 or "Yoke Chair" designed by Hans J. Wegner. This example made by Carl Hansen & Søn during the 1960s. Made from solid oak with original leather upholstery to the seat and back. Very good condition with few signs of wear and light patina.  

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1962-1969
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 28.15 in. x W 24.81 in. x D 19.69 in.H 71.5 cm x W 63 cm x D 50 cm
  • Seat Height
    16.93 in. (43 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Stockholm, SE
  • Seller Reference Number
    Yoke chair by Wegner
  • Reference Number
    LU2121312864972
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with the seller on your behalf to ensure you're satisfied with the resolution. Read more

Delivery, Returns & Payment

  • Delivery
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 14 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods

About Hans J. Wegner (Designer)

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 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.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
Platinum Seller
1stdibs seller since 2016
Located in Stockholm, SE
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
"The Chair" by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hans...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Leather, Teak
Armchair model JH 501 or "The Chair" designed by Hans J. Wegner. This example made by cabinet maker Johannes Hansen during the 1960s. Made from solid teak with new leather upholstery...
Early "CH-22" easy chair by Hans J. Wegner, Car...
Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Papercord, Oak
Early "CH-22" easy chairs designed by Hans J. Wegner. Produced by Carl Hansen & Søn in Denmark during the 1950s. Made from solid and laminated oak with paper chord seat. Very good vi...
GE-240 Easy Chair and Ottoman by Hans J. Wegner
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Wool, Oak
Easy chair with matching ottoman designed by Hans J. Wegner model "GE-240" also known as the "Cigarr" due to the shape of the armrest. Produced by GETAMA, Gedsted in Denmark during t...

"GE-501" Lounge chairs by Hans J. Wegner

By Hans J. Wegner
$8,694 / set
"GE-501" Lounge chairs by Hans J. Wegner
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Wool, Oak
Pair of lounge chairs, model "GE-501" designed by Hans J. Wegner. Produced in Denmark by GETAMA during the late 1960s. Oiled laminated oak frame. Newly upholstered with wool fabric n...
You May Also Like
Wishbone Chair by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen &...
Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Papercord, Oak
Designed by Hans Wegner in 1949 and first produced by Carl Hansen & Søn the following year, this armchair, model CH24, also known as the Wishbone or Y Chair, has proved to be one...
Hans J. Wegner "Yoke" CH-34 Arm Chair for Carl ...
Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans Wegner Fritz Hansen
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Teak
Arm Chair designed by Danish craftsman, Hans J. Wegner, for Carl Hansen & Søn in Denmark c. 1960’s. The CH-34 features a solid teak frame with tapered legs and the bull-horn style ar...
Hans J Wegner CH37 Armchairs Carl Hansen, Denma...
Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Papercord, Oak
Extraordinary large set of CH37 armchairs designed by Hans J Wegner and manufactured by Carl Hansen, Denmark, 1962. The chairs have a solid oak wooden frame and papercord seats.Simpl...
Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen and Son CH35 Armchair
Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Oak, Teak
This classic and all original armchair by Hans Wegner has a rich patina. This is one of the less common examples of Wegner's armchair designs. Made from teak, oak, and black leather.
Pair of CH44 Hans Wegner lounge chairs Carl Han...
Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Oak, Papercord
Beautiful pair of original vintage condition Danish easy chairs with old patinated oak and woven paper cord The CH44 lounge chairs by Hans Wegner he designed in 1965 and were pr...
Set of 4 Hans Wegner Wishbone Chairs for Carl H...
Carl Hansen & Søn
Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Papercord, Beech
Great set of 4 Hans Wegner wishbone chairs, in beech in black satin finish, with natural woven paper cord, CH24 model , very nice and clean condition 20 years old approx and hardly e...
Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen and Son CH-22 Loung...
Carl Hansen
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Oak
Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen and Son CH-22 lounge chair 1950s, Denmark Original oak armchair with wide paddle form arms and sculpted and inlaid back. Danish paper cord seat finished...
Hans Wegner CH34 Chair in Teak and Cognac Leath...
Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
This beautiful Hans Wegner CH-34 chair has sculpted details with a smart adjustable back rest. Produced by Carl Hansen & Søn with teak frame and cognac leather upholstery. Light trac...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries