Hans J. Wegner "Sawbuck" CH-29 Dining Chairs for Carl Hansen & Søn For Sale
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Hans J. Wegner "Sawbuck" CH-29 Dining Chairs for Carl Hansen & Søn

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Set of four iconic “Sawbuck” CH-29 dining chairs designed by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn in Denmark in 1952. This chair is defined by its A-shaped frame which can be seen from the profile view. This set is sturdily but simply constructed in teak wood, featuring only eight parts, and newly upholstered in full-grain black leather. Inspired by the sawbucks used by carpenters, the minimalist form and exceptional craftsmanship on this iconic design make this chair a Danish Modern classic and the perfect fit for any traditional or modern home.

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  • Condition Details
    Newly Refinished & Reupholstered
  • Dimensions
    H 32 in. x W 20 in. x D 19.50 in.H 81.28 cm x W 50.8 cm x D 49.53 cm
  • Seat Height
    17.5 in. (44.45 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU971112860292
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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.

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