Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 10

Three-Seat Sofa, Model GE290 in Oak by Hans J. Wegner and GETAMA, 1960s

$5,359.42

About

Three-seat sofa, model GE290, in oak and green Hallingdal wool. Designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1953 and manufactured by GETAMA in the 1960s.

Details

  • Creator
    GETAMA (Manufacturer),Hans J. Wegner (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.53 in. (75 cm)Width: 70.87 in. (180 cm)Depth: 30.71 in. (78 cm)Seat Height: 16.54 in. (42 cm)
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Everything we sell to customers will be inspected thoroughly at our professional workshop by our educated carpenters, who assures the products quality.
  • Seller Location
    Lejre, DK
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1209220955592

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $1,080.30 Front Door Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 1-3 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Lejre, Denmark
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 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 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
4.8 / 5
Located in Lejre, Denmark
Gold Seller
This distinction is for experienced sellers who continually surpass customer expectations.
Established in 1986
1stDibs seller since 2015
163 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 3 hours
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Hans J. Wegner Sofa GE290 in Oak for GETAMA
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern

Materials

Oak

Hans Wegner GE 290 3 Seat Sofa for Getama
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Pasadena, TX
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern

Materials

Teak

GE-236 Three-Seat Sofa by Hans J. Wegner for GETAMA, 1960s
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Nibe, Nordjylland
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern

Materials

Teak

Hans Wegner, Model Ge 270 Sofa for GETAMA, 1960s
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Uppsala, SE
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern

Materials

Fabric, Teak

Vintage 1960s Danish Three-Seat Sofa Model GE-300/3 by Hans Wegner for GETAMA
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Scandinavian Armchair Model GE290 by Hans Wegner for GETAMA
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Category

Vintage 1950s Scandinavian

Materials

Teak

Hans Wegner GE-290 Sofa by GETAMA in Denmark
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Malmo, SE
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern

Materials

Leather, Oak

Hans Wegner GE290 Lounge Chair for GETAMA
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern

Materials

Wool, Oak

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery