Hans J. 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 Wegner GE 500 Sofa
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Hans J. Wegner Hans Wegner GE 500 Sofa H 28 in W 81 in D 33 in $ 12,000
Hans J Wegner AP 19 Reupholstered Papa Bear Chair
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Hans J. Wegner AP 19 - Reupholstered "... H 38.58 in W 34.65 in D 35.43 in Request Price
Hans J Wegner Carl Hansen CH 34 Arm Chair by Hans J Wegner
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Hans J. Wegner Carl Hansen CH-34 Arm Chair... H 27 in W 2 in D 18 in $ 4,600
Hans J Wegner AP 19 Papa Bear Chair with Divina Wool
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Hans J. Wegner AP 19 - Papa Bear Chair... H 38.98 in W 35.43 in D 37.01 in Request Price
Hans J Wegner GE 290 High Back Chair
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Hans J. Wegner GE 290 - High Back Chair H 38.58 in W 29.92 in D 33.07 in Request Price
Hans J Wegner AP 19 Papa Bear Chair
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Hans J. Wegner AP 19 - Papa Bear Chair H 39.37 in W 35.43 in D 27.56 in Request Price
Hans Wegner Set of Six Hans Wegner Oak Teak Dining Chairs Made by Carl Hansen Model CH 23
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Hans J. Wegner Set of Six Hans Wegner Oak ... H 30 in W 21 in D 19 in $ 6,900
Hans Wegner Hans J Wegner Papa Bear Chair and Stool by AP Stolen
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Hans J. Wegner Hans J. Wegner Papa Bear... H 39 in W 35 in D 37 in $ 15,627
Hans J Wegner Pair of GE 240 Lounge Chairs by Hans Wegner for GETAMA
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Hans J. Wegner Pair of GE-240 Lounge... H 29 in W 27 in D 30 in $ 6,200
Hans J Wegner AP 19 Papa Bear Reupholstered in Lambskin
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Hans J. Wegner AP 19 - Papa Bear... H 34.65 in W 36.61 in D 32.28 in Request Price
Hans J Wegner AP 19 Papa Bear
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Hans J. Wegner AP 19 - Papa Bear H 38.58 in W 36.22 in D 29.53 in Request Price
Hans J Wegner GE 2 Hammock Chaise Longue
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Hans J. Wegner GE 2 - "Hammock"... H 26.77 in W 28.35 in D 68.9 in Request Price
Hans J. Wegner AP 19 - Papa Bear in Red Wool H 38.58 in W 35.83 in D 35.83 in Request Price
Hans J. Wegner FH 4283 - China Chair in... H 31.89 in W 20.47 in D 22.05 in Request Price
Hans J. Wegner GE 240 - Reupholstered ... H 30.71 in W 26.77 in D 31.5 in Request Price
Hans J. Wegner GE 290 - Reupholstered Easy... H 29.13 in W 29.53 in D 33.46 in Request Price
Hans J. Wegner AP 29 - Foot Stool H 16.14 in W 15.75 in D 27.56 in Request Price
Hans J. Wegner Hans J. Wegner CH-23 Dining... H 30 in W 18 in D 15 in $ 5,800
Hans J. Wegner Hans J. Wegner RY-20 Bi... H 71 in W 71 in D 19 in $ 4,400
Hans J. Wegner Hans Wegner "President... H 31 in W 79 in D 19 in $ 12,000
Hans J. Wegner GE 290 - Easy Chair in Oak H 27.95 in W 29.53 in D 32.28 in Request Price
Hans J. Wegner AP 19 - Papa Bear H 38.58 in W 35.04 in D 37.01 in Request Price
Hans J. Wegner PP 120 - Foot Stool H 15.35 in W 25.2 in D 15.75 in Request Price
Hans J. Wegner AP 19 - Papa Bear Chair H 35.04 in W 30.71 in D 31.5 in Request Price
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