1 of 8 images

Hans Wegner High Back Lounge Chair by GETAMA


Rare and minimalistic high back lounge-chair designed by Hans Wegner and produced with outstanding craftsmanship by GETAMA in the 1970s. Made in natural oak and very fine grey upholstered.


  • Condition
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 40.56 in. x W 28.35 in. x D 30.71 in.

    H 103 cm x W 72 cm x D 78 cm

  • Seller location
    Madrid, ES
  • Reference number

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

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

1stdibs seller since 2015
Typical response time: 10 hrs
Located in Madrid, ES
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Pair of "Siesta" Scandinavian Lounge Chairs by ...
Westnofa Furniture, Ingmar Relling
Norwegian Lounge Chairs
Leather, Wood
Pair of "Siesta" Scandinavian lounge chairs designed by Ingmar Relling and manufactured by Westnofa in Norway, upholstered in original vintage brown leather.
Hans Olsen Scandinavian Mid-Century Lounge Chai...
Hans Olsen
Danish Lounge Chairs
Leather, Oak
Pair of Danish Mid-Century lounge chairs and ottoman designed by Hans Olsen for Brande Mobelfabrik. Upholstered cushions and frames in original black leather. Raised on solid oak legs.
Bruno Mathsson Pair of Karin Easy Chairs by DUX...
Bruno Mathsson, DUX
Swedish Lounge Chairs
Leather, Steel
Pair of easy armchairs model Karin designed by Bruno Mathsson. Produced by DUX in Sweden. Frame in chrome steel and black leather upholstered.
Sika Design Pendant Seat
Danish Lounge Chairs
Bamboo hanging seat. Sika design, Denmark, 1950s.
You May Also Like
Hans J. Wegner Lounge Chair GE 290 in Oak and L...
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Danish Lounge Chairs
Leather, Oak
Hans J. Wegner high back lounge chair made by GETAMA denmark, oak & leather model ge 290. Measures: B 76 cm x T 87 cm x H 95 cm x SH 41 cm, Very good condition! Worldwide shipping  
Hans Wegner GE673 Lounge Chair for GETAMA, Denmark
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Danish Rocking Chairs
Canvas, Wood
Hans Wegner GE673 high back rocking armchair. Oak frame with original canvas. All in good condition.
Iconic Danish Hans J Wegner GE-375 Lounge Chair
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Danish Lounge Chairs
Oak, Wool
Iconic Danish Hans J Wegner GE-375 lounge chair. Designed during the 1960s, oak frame with new Abraham Moon grey upholstery, produced and stamped Getama Gedsted, Denmark.
Hans Wegner Venus Chair Model GE1936 for GETAMA
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Danish Side Chairs
Wool, Oak, Walnut
This fantastic shell chair with backrest and seat in walnut veneer on a base of soap treated oak is a 2015 re-issue by GETAMA of the Classic chair designed by Hans Wegner in 1948. Wh...
GE-290 Easychair in Teak by Hans J. Wegner
Hans J. Wegner
Danish Lounge Chairs
Midcentury Danish easychair in solid teak. Model GE-290 by Hans J. Wegner. Manufactured by Getama. Cushions in original crème fabric. Nice vintage condition.
Pair of Danish Hans Wegner Style Midcentury Eas...
Hans J. Wegner
Danish Lounge Chairs
Wool, Teak, Oak
Very elegant high quality pair of Danish easy chairs from the 1950s in the style of Arne Vodder and Hans Wegner's Cigar chair. Solid oak bases with armrests in solid teak and a very ...
Scandinavian Modern High Back Teak Lounge Chair
Danish Lounge Chairs
This vintage modern recliner features quality Mid-Century Scandinavian construction and stylish teak frame. Striped vintage fabric with matching headrest add to its Mid-Century appea...
Pair of Hans J. Wegner CH-30 Chairs, Designed 1952
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Danish Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Teak
A pair of Hans J. Wegner chairs for Carl Hansen & Søn. Designed in 1952, the CH-30 was one of Wegner's first and most famous dining chair designs. Featuring leather upholstery an...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries