Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 12

GE236/4 Sofa by Hans J. Wegner for Getama

$3,717.98

About

The model GE-236 / 4 sofa was designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1955 for Getama Denmark. It features a solid oak frame and loose cushions in green cotton fabric.

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Retrieving quote...
    Ships From: Izegem, Belgium
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn More

About the Designer

Hans J. Wegner

Best known for his chairs and seating pieces — though a master of many furniture types like sofas and tablesHans 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.

About the Seller
New to 1stDibs
No Reviews Yet
Located in Izegem, Belgium
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
1stDibs seller since 2022
Typical response time: 7 hours
More From This SellerView All
  • Parallel Bar Armchairs & Sofa by Florence Knoll for Knoll International
    By Florence Knoll
    Located in Izegem, VWV
    The Model 51, beter known as the Parallel Bar series with a brushed chrome and black finish steel frame were designed by Florence Knoll in 1955 for Knoll International. This set, ...
    Category

    Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

    Materials

    Steel, Chrome

  • Leather Sz02 Sling Armchairs by Martin Visser for 'T Spectrum
    By Martin Visser, 't Spectrum Bergeijk
    Located in Izegem, VWV
    These modern, minimalist easy chairs are made of a tubular brushed steel in combination with soft, patinated cognac leather upholstery. The armrests are covered in cognac leather to ...
    Category

    Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

    Materials

    Stainless Steel

  • Lounge Swivel Chair & Ottoman by Geoffrey David Harcourt for Artifort
    By Geoffrey D. Harcourt, Artifort
    Located in Izegem, VWV
    This F140 swivel chair with matching footstool was designed by Geoffrey Harcourt for Artifort in 1970. This ultra comfortable relax chair from the space-age era has an aluminum tulip...
    Category

    Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Aluminum

  • Red Leather Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Charles Eames for Vitra
    By Charles Eames, Vitra
    Located in Izegem, VWV
    The iconic 670 lounge chair with the 671 hocker designed by Charles Eames for Herman Miller in 1956. A beautiful design classic with fantastic seating comfort. This set was produc...
    Category

    Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Leather, Cherry

  • Wicker Pk22 Lounge Chair by Poul Kjærholm for Fritz Hansen
    By Fritz Hansen
    Located in Izegem, VWV
    The PK22 Lounge chair was designed in 1956 by Poul Kjærholm. This is a later version in hand-woven rattan and brushed steel produced by Fritz Hansen. The PK22 has the subtle silho...
    Category

    Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Steel

  • 5559 Extendable Pedestal Dining Table by George Nelson for Herman Miller
    By Herman Miller, George Nelson
    Located in Izegem, VWV
    The table can be adjusted to 3 lengths by 2 additional insert plates: 183 cm, 233,5 cm or 284 cm. The shelves are stored under the tabletop.
    Category

    Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

    Materials

    Aluminum

You May Also Like
  • Danish GE236/3 s by Hans J. Wegner for Getama, 1960s
    By Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
    Located in Elshout, NL
    A much renowned piece of the Hans J. Wegner furniture collection is this three-seater sofa model GE-236/3 produced by Getama. Truly remarkable design that looks great from any angle....
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

    Materials

    Fabric, Oak

  • GE-236 Three-Seat Sofa by Hans Wegner for GETAMA
    By Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
    Located in Dorchester, MA
    Hans Wegner designed this comfortable three-seat sofa, model GE-236, for GETAMA in the mid-1950s. It features an angled solid oak frame whose slats create a handsome lattice in back....
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

    Materials

    Oak, Upholstery

  • Hans J Wegner "GE236/4" Sofa by GETAMA in Original Patched Leather Denmark 1950s
    By Hans J. Wegner
    Located in Los Angeles, CA
    Hans J Wegner "GE236/4" sofa by GETAMA in original patched leather, Denmark, 1950s Hans J Wegner "GE236 / 4" sofa - by GETAMA in original patched leather upholstery - Denmark 1950...
    Category

    Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

    Materials

    Leather, Teak

  • Hans J. Wegner GE6 Daybed Sofa for GETAMA
    By Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
    Located in Brooklyn, NY
    The perfect New York sofa and guest bed, and one of the finest daybed designs of the era. The model GE6 Daybed designed by Hans J. Wegner for GETAMA. This brilliantly constructed sof...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Modern Daybeds

    Materials

    Teak

  • Hans J. Wegner GE6 Daybed Sofa for GETAMA
    By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
    Located in Buffalo, NY
    The perfect New York sofa and guest bed, and one of the finest daybed designs of the era. The model GE6 Daybed designed by Hans J. Wegner for GETAMA. This brilliantly constructed sof...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Daybeds

    Materials

    Metal

  • Danish Mid-Century Modern Oak & Leather Sofa GE 236/3 by Hans Wegner for GETAMA
    By Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
    Located in VANCOUVER, CA
    Oak & leather Danish sofa, model GE 236/3 by Hans Wegner for Getama, circa 1960's. Three seat sofa frame is constructed of solid oak. Removable, newly redone, cognac leather cushions...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

    Materials

    Leather, Oak

Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Trusted Global Delivery