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 Hans Wegner Mama Bear Chair AP 27
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 AP Stolen Chair and Stool
Hans Wegner Hans J. Wegner - Papa Bear,... H 40 in W 35 in D 37 in $ 18,500
Hans Wegner Hans Wegner Sawbuck Dining Chairs
Hans Wegner Hans Wegner "Sawbuck... H 31 in W 19 in DIA 15 in $ 6,800
Hans Wegner Hans Wegner Chair and Ottoman Model AP 27 1950s
Hans Wegner Hans Wegner Chair and... H 40 in W 29 in D 31 in $ 12,000
Hans Wegner Hans Wegner President Rosewood Credenza
Hans Wegner Hans Wegner "President... H 31 in W 78 in D 19 in $ 12,500
Hans Wegner Hans Wegner AP 62 Sofa
Hans Wegner Hans Wegner AP-62 Sofa H 28 in W 76 in D 30 in $ 7,900
Hans Wegner 1960s Hans Wegner Keyhole Rocking Chair
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
Hans Wegner Pair of Hans Wegner AP-62... H 28 in W 30 in D 30 in $ 6,800
Hans Wegner Hans Wegner 'Heart&... H 27 in DIA 47 in $ 6,800
Hans Wegner Pair of Hans Wegner Jh-525... H 32 in W 25 in D 22 in $ 2,600
Hans Wegner Early Hans Wegner Papa Bear... H 38 in W 37 in D 36 in Request Price
Hans Wegner Hans Wegner CH 22 Easy Chairs H 28 in W 26 in D 23 in $ 9,800
Hans Wegner Rosewood Lucite Dining Table Mid Century Modern
Rosewood & Lucite... H 28 in W 88 in D 42 in $ 6,500
Hans Wegner Hans Wegner JH-513 Cashmere... H 35 in W 26 in D 19 in $ 4,500
Hans Wegner Hans Wegner "President... H 31 in W 78 in D 19 in $ 9,800
Hans Wegner Hans Wegner Lounge Chair,... H 33 in D 31 in $ 4,500
Hans Wegner JH 501 - The Chair $ 4,968
Hans Wegner AT 314 - Table $ 6,387
Hans Wegner Desk in Rosewood $ 9,198
Hans Wegner PP 312 - Desk $ 5,649
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