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Hans Wegner Armchair JH713 Armchair Johannes Hansen Denmark, 1957

$5,652.18Asking Priceper item


Magnificent set of six Hans J Wegner for Johannes Hansen for Knoll conference chair JH-713, circa 1957. Solid oak frame with tapered round legs and leather back and seat upholstery, each chair stamped with makers mark to underside of each chair. Condition report: The chairs have all been refurbished with the frames treated and oiled and re polished, there is no weakness to the joints, they are all very solid and exactly as they should be with no breaks or mends, the leather seats have all been treated and nourished and re sprayed, you can clearly see that the seats are original with a wonderful aged patina, the seats have all been re sprayed black by a leather restorer. Provenance: The Estate of Bernat Klein renowned textile designer, the chairs came directly from Bernat Klein's House a truly spectacular mid-century masterpiece which was designed in 1957 by Peter Womersley. Price: Per chair Dimensions: Width 26" inches / 66cm Depth 22.84" inches / 58cm Height 34.5" inches / 90cm.


  • Creator
    Hans J. Wegner (Designer),Johannes Hansen (Maker),Knoll (Retailer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 35 in. (88.9 cm)Width: 26 in. (66.04 cm)Depth: 23 in. (58.42 cm)Seat Height: 18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Longdon, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1832315878582

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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 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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