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 JH 503 The Chair
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Hans Wegner JH 503 - The Chair H 29.92 in W 24.41 in D 20.87 in $ 3,461
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Hans Wegner Early Hans Wegner Papa Bear... H 38 in W 37 in D 36 in Request Price
Hans Wegner JH 513 Armchair
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Hans Wegner JH 513 Armchair H 35.83 in W 23.62 in D 22.83 in $ 1,184
Hans Wegner Hans Wegner GE 290 Sofa
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Hans Wegner Hans Wegner GE-290 Sofa H 27 in W 71 in D 34 in $ 3,900
Hans J Wegner CH 31 Chair
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Hans Wegner CH 31 - Chair - 4 available H 31.5 in W 20.47 in $ 1,547
Hans Wegner Hans J. Wegner “Round”... H 30 in W 24 in D 20 in $ 3,600
Hans Wegner Coffee Table H 18.9 in W 33.07 in D 33.07 in Request Price
Hans Wegner Hans J. Wegner ML-33... H 34 in W 23 in D 30 in $ 3,600
Hans Wegner JH 701 - Dining Chair H 26.77 in W 24.41 in D 15.75 in Request Price
Hans Wegner AP 37 - Chair H 30.31 in W 19.69 in D 21.65 in Request Price
Hans Wegner W2 - Dining Chair H 29.53 in W 21.65 in D 18.11 in $ 910
Hans Wegner CH 24 - Wishbone Chair H 28.35 in W 19.69 in D 20.87 in $ 596
Hans Wegner Hans Wegner CH-22 Lounge Chair H 28 in W 27 in D 25 in $ 3,900
Hans Wegner Hans Wegner Ash Fruit Bowl H 13 in DIA 25 in $ 3,200
Hans Wegner CH 23 - Chair H 28.35 in W 18.5 in D 19.69 in $ 596
Hans Wegner CH 23 - Chair H 29.53 in W 20.47 in D 19.69 in $ 596
Hans Wegner JH 513 - Armchair H 33.86 in W 25.98 in D 24.02 in $ 2,007
Hans Wegner JH 501 - The Chair H 29.92 in W 24.02 in D 19.69 in $ 5,491
Hans Wegner PP 66 - China Chair H 32.28 in W 22.44 in D 22.44 in $ 2,007
Hans Wegner JH 502 - The Swivel Chair H 29.53 in W 29.13 in D 21.26 in $ 17,257
Hans Wegner Pair of Hans Wegner GE-671... H 28 in W 28 in D 33 in $ 3,400
Hans Wegner PP 66 - China Chair in... H 31.5 in W 22.05 in D 23.62 in $ 2,011
Hans Wegner Hans Wagner Dining Table... H 28 in W 50 in D 33 in $ 7,400
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