Offered by: H. Gallery
Concordiastraat 68 - 127 Utrecht 3551EM , Netherlands Call Seller 0031302270051


"AT-312" Table by Hans J. Wegner for Andreas Tuck, Denmark 1950s

$ 5,225
  • Description
    This oak and teak “AT-312” dining table was designed by Hans Wegner in the 1950s and its title of ‘iconic’ is well deserved. Created by a designer who is credited as one of the main driving forces of the mid-century Danish modern movement, this table is the epitome of functional modernity.

    While Hans J. Wegner became world-renowned for his chairs, he also designed a broad range of tables, where he was just as thorough and artistic about the proportions, construction, function, and style. With a clear statement of simplicity, quality and respect for materials, this table is a great example of Danish Modern design, and is a reference in Scandinavian table design on a broader scale. The design of this table model boasts an ingeniously functional and well-thought-out structure crafted from quality wood. Two pull-out leaves “hide” under the teak top and integrate beautifully with it until extended; not only is this a highly functional solution, it also contributes to delineate the characteristic profile of the design. The extension mechanism also serves as a decorative element, which shows why Wegner is in many ways in his own league in Danish Modern design. The massive teak tabletop with drop-leafs is stunning on its own, showcasing the wood’s grain and offering plenty of space even without the extensions. The lower oak structure received just as much attention with elegant slim legs that are slightly tapered and splayed, balancing the large rectangular top.

    Looking beneath the top is also a special experience, the elaborate oak structure becomes visible, showing both Wegner’s and the manufacturer’s expert skill and knowledge. Andreas Tuck created several of Wegner’s table models, but the company closed down in 1972, making original models such as this table collectors’ pieces. This table is stamped: “Fabrikat: Andr Tuck Arkitekt: Hans J Wegner Denmark”.

    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some marks and scratches.

    94.48 in W (when extended) x 35.43 in D x 28.34 in H
    240 cm W (when extended) x 90 cm D x 72 cm H

    About the designer:
    Hans Wegner (1914–2007) is considered as one of the most influential designers of Scandinavian design. Danish-born Wegner became a national and international design idol for shaping the history of design in the 1950s and ‘60s.

    In his designs, the sharp edges defining Modernism were smoothened, creating his iconic chairs. As a pioneer of the modernist style, often described as “organic functionality”, Wegner described his method as “stripping the old chairs of their outer style and letting them appear in their pure construction.”.

    At 14 years old, he began his apprenticeship with Danish master cabinetmaker H. F. Stahlberg. After serving in the military he moved to Copenhagen, and attended the School of Arts and Crafts, before setting out as a furniture designer. In 1943, he established his own studio, producing designs for manufacturers like AP Stolen, Fredericia Stolefabrik, and in later years, PP Møbler.

    Wegner designed more than 500 chairs in his lifetime, refining an approach that combined a variety of natural materials and pushed traditional joinery techniques to extreme tolerances and distillations. Wegner’s background as a cabinetmaker gave him a deep understanding of how to integrate exacting joinery techniques with exquisite form, realizing the perfect combination with form and purpose.

    The core of Wegner’s legacy remains his focus on showing the inner soul of furniture pieces through a simple and functional exterior. ~H.

    This table will be packaged and shipped with the greatest care and attention to make sure you will receive the item in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.

    VAT normally applies and will be added to items when purchased by a European buyer or transported to a location within the EU.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: Denmark
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Teak
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some marks and scratches.
    Creation Date: 1950s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century, Minimalist
    Dealer Reference #: 20231940
    Incollect Reference #: 673423
  • Dimensions
    W. 94.49 in; H. 28.35 in; D. 35.43 in;
    W. 240 cm; H. 72 cm; D. 90 cm;
Message from Seller:

Located in Utrecht, The Netherlands, H. Gallery specializes in modern and contemporary design with a strong focus on Brazil and Scandinavia. The gallery strives to preserve and promote especially Brazil's rich design heritage and curates a select group of contemporary artists. Meticulous research, ie getting in contact with the original designers, producers, their heirs, and retrieving and indexing old catalogues and magazines is at the heart of its activities. All works presented excel in great

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