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.

Submitted on 05/13/16 by Brittany Good
Hans Wegner GE 290 3 Person Sofa in Oak
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Hans Wegner GE 290-3 Person Sofa in Oak H 27.56 in W 70.47 in D 31.89 in Request Price
Hans Wegner PP 312 Desk
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Hans Wegner PP 312 - Desk H 28.74 in W 74.8 in D 36.61 in Request Price
Hans Wegner Sculptural Danish Modern Chair Designed by Hans Wegner
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Hans Wegner Sculptural Danish Modern... H 26 in W 24 in D 18 in $ 895
Hans Wegner CH 24 Y Chair in Beech
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Hans Wegner CH 24 - Y-Chair in Beech H 29.53 in W 20.87 in D 19.69 in Request Price
Hans Wegner Hans J Wegner Set of 12 Oak Dining Chairs
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Hans Wegner Hans J. Wegner Set of 12... H 29.92 in W 20.87 in D 18.9 in $ 12,500
Hans Wegner Danish Modern Oak Sewing Cabinet Designed by Hans Wegner
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Hans Wegner Danish Modern Oak Sewing... H 23 in W 26 in D 22 in $ 2,195
Hans Wegner Rare Danish Modern Shell Settee Designed by Hans Wegner
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Hans Wegner Rare Danish Modern "... H 27 in W 49 in D 24 in $ 13,000
Hans Wegner Hans Wegner for AP Stolen Model AP 15 1950s
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Hans Wegner Hans Wegner for AP Stolen,... H 40 in W 28 in D 30 in $ 8,000
Hans Wegner Hans Wegner Pair of Floating Nightstands in Teak with Glass for Getama 1960s
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Hans Wegner Hans Wegner Pair of... H 19 in W 15 in D 13 in $ 3,400
Hans Wegner Danish Modern Eight Chair Dropleaf Dining Set Designed by Hans Wegner
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Hans Wegner Danish Modern Eight Chair... H 28 in W 52 in D 38 in $ 10,995
Hans Wegner The President Danish Modern Teak Credenza w Tambour Doors by Hans Wegner
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Hans Wegner "The President"... H 31 in W 79 in D 19 in $ 7,995
Hans Wegner Danish Modern Teak Framed... H 28 in W 70 in D 25 in $ 5,295
Hans Wegner Hans Wegner Teak and Cane... H 18 in W 25 in D 15 in $ 5,500
Hans Wegner Danish Modern Teak &... H 19 in W 73 in D 26 in $ 3,495
Hans Wegner Rare Early ML-33 Oak... H 33 in W 24 in D 30 in $ 3,800
Hans Wegner Hans Wegner Mama Bear Chair... H 41 in W 29 in DIA 32 in $ 9,500
Hans Wegner Hans J. Wegner - Papa Bear,... H 40 in W 35 in D 37 in $ 18,500
Hans Wegner Hans Wegner "Sawbuck... H 31 in W 19 in DIA 15 in $ 6,800
Hans Wegner Hans Wegner Chair and... H 40 in W 29 in D 31 in $ 12,000
Hans Wegner Hans Wegner "President... H 31 in W 78 in D 19 in $ 12,500
Hans Wegner Hans Wegner AP 62 Sofa
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Hans Wegner Hans Wegner AP-62 Sofa H 28 in W 76 in D 30 in $ 7,900
Hans Wegner 1960s Hans Wegner "... H 41 in W 28 in D 32 in $ 4,500
Hans Wegner Pair of Hans Wegner AP 62 Lounge Chairs
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Hans Wegner Pair of Hans Wegner AP-62... H 28 in W 30 in D 30 in $ 6,800
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