Hans Wegner

Danish, 1914 - 2007

The Danish furniture maker Hans Wegner is best known for his elegant, well-crafted seating designs. A trained cabinetmaker, Wegner championed functionality and craftsmanship and played a pivotal role in the popularization of mid century Danish design. Iconic designs such as the Peacock Chair, the Wishbone Chair, the Chinese Chair, the Round Chair, and the Shell Chair, exemplify Hans Wegner’s ability to combine form, function and impeccable artistry in a single piece of furniture. Working with materials such as wood, metal, upholstery and caning, Wegner employed traditional joinery and construction techniques.

 

Born in Denmark in 1914, Wegner trained as a cabinetmaker in the workshop of H.F. Stahlberg. When he turned twenty-one, Wegner moved to Copenhagen to attend the School of Arts and Crafts, later embarking on a career as an architect. In the early 1940s, Wegner teamed up with Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller to design the furniture for Aarhus, Denmark’s new City Hall. In 1943, Wegner established his own studio, often collaborating with the cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen to bring his designs to fruition. The partnership, which lasted from 1949 until the 1960s, facilitated the production of a wide range of Wegner’s designs, including chairs, sofas, and coffee tables, as well as some of his most revered forms. Wegner partnered with a variety of other manufacturers, including the Danish workshop PP Møbler, which produced his well-known Hoop Chair.
 Wegner continued to work until the last decade of his life. He passed away in 2007 at the age of 92. Today, Hans Wegner's furniture designs are included in the collections of major international institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Hans Wegner Hans J Wegner Papa Bear Chair in Original Charcoal Gray Wool Upholstery
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Hans Wegner Hans J Wegner Papa Bear... H 38 in W 31 in D 36 in $ 13,500
Hans Wegner Hans Wegner GE280 Sofa
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Hans Wegner Hans Wegner GE280 Sofa H 24 in W 70 in $ 3,800
Hans Wegner Pair of Classic Chairs by Hans Wegner for Johannes Hansen
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Hans Wegner Pair of "Classic"... H 30 in W 24 in DIA 17 in $ 6,800
Hans Wegner Hans Wegner Teak Oak Coffee Table Mid Century Danish Modern
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Hans Wegner Hans Wegner Teak Oak Coffee... H 19 in W 33 in D 33 in $ 1,850
Hans Wegner Mid century Danish Modern Teak Mirror
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Mid-century Danish Modern... H 38 in W 24 in D 1 in $ 550
Hans Wegner Hans Wegner GE 236 Sofa
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Hans Wegner Hans Wegner GE 236 Sofa H 30 in W 83 in D 33 in $ 4,500
Hans Wegner Set of Eight Hans Wegner CH 30 Dining Chairs
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Hans Wegner Set of Eight Hans Wegner CH... H 30 in W 20 in D 18 in $ 12,000
Hans Wegner Original Production Stool by Hans Wegner for A P Stolen
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Hans Wegner Original Production Stool... H 16 in W 27 in D 16 in $ 5,250
Hans Wegner Danish Sabre Credenza by Hans Wegner
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Hans Wegner Danish "Sabre"... H 49 in W 66 in D 17 in $ 12,950
Hans Wegner Hans J Wegner CH 304 Credenza for Carl Hansen S n
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Hans Wegner Hans J. Wegner CH-304... H 50 in W 66 in D 17 in $ 10,800
Hans Wegner CH 304 - Sideboard H 49.61 in W 66.14 in D 17.72 in Request Price
Hans Wegner Danish Modern Eight Chair... H 28 in W 52 in D 38 in $ 12,795
Hans Wegner Oak and Rattan Sideboard,... H 31 in W 78 in D 19 in $ 9,800
Hans Wegner Impressive Danish Modern... H 31 in W 79 in D 19 in $ 8,995
Hans Wegner Danish Modern Nesting... H 19 in W 20 in D 13 in $ 1,495
Hans Wegner Elegant Danish Modern Oak... H 29 in W 84 in D 35 in $ 5,295
Hans Wegner Trolley in Oak H 23.62 in W 27.95 in D 18.11 in Request Price
Hans Wegner 1960s Danish Daybed Chaise... H 14.96 in W 29.92 in D 72.44 in Request Price
Hans Wegner Set of 12 Hans Wegner JH... H 30 in W 24 in D 20 in $ 3,600
Hans Wegner Hans J. Wegner CH-27 Lounge... H 30.71 in W 28.35 in D 27.56 in $ 8,970
Hans Wegner 1960s High Back Lounge... H 36.22 in W 29.92 in D 32.28 in Request Price
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