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 The Chair in oak and cane
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Hans Wegner Hans J. Wegner The Chair in... H 29.92 in W 25.2 in D 18.11 in $ 4,000
Hans Wegner Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair and Ottoman
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Hans Wegner Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair... H 40 in W 35 in D 37 in $ 18,000
Hans Wegner One of Four Airport Leather Lounge Chairs AP 40 by Hans J Wegner Denmark
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Hans Wegner One of Four Airport Leather... H 30.71 in W 23.62 in D 27.56 in $ 1,350
Hans Wegner CH 25 Easy Chair in Oak
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Hans Wegner CH 25 - Easy Chair in Oak H 27.95 in W 27.17 in D 28.35 in Request Price
Hans Wegner GE 290 New Upholstered 3 Seater Sofa
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Hans Wegner GE 290 - New Upholstered 3... H 28.35 in W 71.65 in D 32.68 in Request Price
Hans Wegner Set of Six Oak CH 29 Sawbuck Dining Chairs by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen
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Hans Wegner Set of Six Oak CH-29... H 29 in W 20 in D 18 in $ 5,250
Hans Wegner PP 66 China Chair in Cherry
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Hans Wegner PP 66 - China Chair in Cherry H 31.5 in W 22.05 in D 23.62 in Request Price
Hans Wegner CH 24 - Y-Chairs H 29.92 in W 19.69 in D 21.26 in Request Price
Hans Wegner Tall Teak and Oak Cabinet... H 71 in W 39 in D 19 in $ 4,950
Hans Wegner JH 503 - "The Chair" H 30.31 in W 24.8 in D 17.72 in Request Price
Hans Wegner JH 701 - Dining Chair H 26.77 in W 24.8 in D 17.32 in Request Price
Hans Wegner Desk in Rosewood H 28.35 in W 70.87 in D 35.43 in Request Price
Hans Wegner CH 29 - "Saw horse... H 29.53 in W 20.47 in D 17.72 in Request Price
Hans Wegner Hans J. Wegner The Chair H 29.53 in W 24.02 in D 18.9 in $ 3,800
Hans Wegner GE 290A - High Chair H 35.43 in W 29.53 in D 31.5 in Request Price
Hans Wegner CH 31 - Dining Chair H 31.89 in W 20.47 in D 19.69 in Request Price
Hans Wegner GE 240 - 3 seater Sofa H 30.71 in W 68.9 in D 31.5 in Request Price
Hans Wegner GE 240-3 pers "Cigar... H 29.92 in W 69.29 in D 29.92 in Request Price
Hans Wegner JH 701 - Dining Chair H 26.77 in W 24.41 in D 17.32 in Request Price
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