Hans J. Wegner Furniture

Hans Wegner (Denmark, 1914-2007)

Best known for his chairs and seating pieces — though a master of many furniture types like sofas and tables — Hans Wegner was a prolific designer whose elegant, often ebullient, forms and devotion to the finest methods in joinery made "Danish Modern" a popular byword for stylish, well-made furniture in the mid-20th century.


     Wegner considered himself a carpenter first and a furniture designer second. Like his peers Arne Jacobsen and Finn Juhl, Wegner believed that striking aesthetics in furniture were based on a foundation of practicality: a chair must be comfortable and sturdy before it is chic.


     In keeping with that tenet, several of Wegner’s best chair designs, seen in dealer listings below, have their roots in traditional seating forms. The “Peacock chair” (designed 1947) is a throne-like adaptation of the Windsor chair; pieces from the “China chair” series (begun in 1944) as well as the 1949 “Wishbone chair,” with its distinctive Y-shaped back splat, are derived from 17th-century Ming seating pieces, as is the upholstered “Ox chair” (1960). Wegner’s comfy “Papa Bear chair” (1951) is an almost surreally re-scaled English wingback chair.


     Wegner’s most representative piece, the “Round chair” (1949), gained a footnote in political history when it was used on the TV stage of the first Kennedy-Nixon debate of 1960. That chair, along with Wegner’s more bravura designs, for example the 1963 “Shell chair,” with its curved surfboard-shaped seat, bring a quietly sculptural presence to a room. Wegner was a designer who revered his primary material — wood — and it shows. His wood gathers patina and character with age; every Hans Wegner piece testifies to the life it has led.

Hans J. Wegner Bar Bench for Johannes Hansen
Hans J. Wegner Bar Bench for Johannes Hansen
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Benches
Ash
One of the most beautifully handcrafted solid timber benches ever designed. Designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1953 for Johannes Hansen. This piece was manufacture red in the 1970s and h...
RY-25 President Sideboard by Hans Wegner for Ry Møbler, 1962
RY-25 President Sideboard by Hans Wegner for Ry...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Steel, Wood
Hans Wegner designed this "RY-25 President" sideboard for Ry Møbler. In addition to its clear edges, the sideboard is characterized by its perfectly crafted jalousie doors. The piece...
Hans Wegner Even Arm Sofa - AP Stolen, 1950
Hans Wegner Even Arm Sofa - AP Stolen, 1950
A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Fabric, Oak
Hans Wegner sofa Even arm sofa Manufactured by AP Stolen 1950 Black fabric upholstery / cashmere and wool.
Six Early Hans Wegner for Johannes Hansen JH-503 Chairs in Teak and Leather
Six Early Hans Wegner for Johannes Hansen JH-50...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Leather, Teak
We are excited to offer six early Hans Wegner JH-503 chairs designed in 1949 and Produced by Johannes Hansen. Fully restored solid old growth teak construction. Stamped with the make...
Danish "Sabre" Credenza by Hans J. Wegner
Danish "Sabre" Credenza by Hans J. Wegner
Carl Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas
Brass, Teak
Danish modern teak credenza designed by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen. Features six dovetail drawers and two sliding doors concealing three adjustable shelves and shallow drawers/tr...
Hans J. Wegner Papa Bear Chair for A.P. Stolen
Hans J. Wegner Papa Bear Chair for A.P. Stolen
A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Wool, Teak
Hans J. Wegner Papa Bear chair model with Teak nails and legs. Upholstered with brown wool. Executed by A.P. Stolen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Hans J. Wegner GE 240 Oak Cigar Easy Chairs, 1950s
Hans J. Wegner GE 240 Oak Cigar Easy Chairs, 1950s
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Oak
Excellent vintage condition, original upholstery. Signed.  
Hans Wegner Dining Table & Eight Chairs Heart Shape Fritz Hansen Denmark 1950s
Hans Wegner Dining Table & Eight Chairs Heart S...
Fritz Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets
Beech, Teak
Hans J Wegner ‘The Heart' dining suite made in Denmark by Fritz Hansen circa 1950, with eight ‘heart’ chairs Model FH4103 made from teak and beech frames, the chairs are all stackabl...
Original Hans Wegner JH-512 Folding Lounge Chair
Original Hans Wegner JH-512 Folding Lounge Chair
Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Cane, Oak
Iconic in design and aesthetic. This exquisite folding chair was designed by famed Danish designer Hans Wegner and is in its original finish and cane seat and back. The chair has the...
Pair of "Classic" Chairs by Hans Wegner for Joh...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Solid teak with cane back and seat marked Johannes Hansen, Denmark.
Hans Wegner CH27 Lounge Chair for Carl Hansen
Carl Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Vintage CH27 lounge chair by Hans Wegner with woven cane back and seat on oak frame. Signed underneath arm. Designed for Carl Hansen, 1950.  
Hans Wegner GE-270 Lounge Chair, Teak
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Wool, Teak
Hans Wegner. GE-270 chair, 1956. Produced by Getama, Gedsted, Denmark. Teak frame with exposed brass fittings. New cushions covered in mustard yellow wool fabric from Kvadrat. ...
Hans Wegner GE-240 Cigar Ottoman, Oak
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Ottomans and Poufs
Oak, Wool
Hans J. Wegner GE-240 cigar stool, circa 1950s. Oak ottoman produced by Getama, Denmark to compliment the GE-240 and GE-260 lounge chairs. Original sprung cushion has been recove...
Hans Wegner JH-503 Chair, Teak
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Teak
Hans J. Wegner JH-503 "The Chair", 1949 Wegner’s iconic armchair. This early example with teak frame and black leather seat. Produced by Johannes Hansen, Denmark.

Midcentury Hans Wegner Wishbone Chairs

By Hans Wegner Fritz Hansen
Midcentury Hans Wegner Wishbone Chairs
Hans Wegner Fritz Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Papercord, Wood, Lacquer
The most successful Wegner design and for a good reason. Comfortable and beautiful they can be used as dining or side chairs. These are older examples with solid firm seats and minor...
Vintage Ge 181 a Lounge Chairs by Hans Wegner f...
Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Oak
This pair of armchairs (Model GE 181 A) was designed by Hans Wegner and produced by the Danish company GETAMA. The chairs are made from oak and have just been completely reupholstere...
Hans Wegner, Flag Halyard Lounge Chair, circa 1950
Hans J. Wegner
20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Excellent example of Hans Wegner's "Flag Halyard" lounge chair for GETAMA, circa 1950. Metal, rope, leather and wood.
Hans Wegner's Monumental Circular Dining Table,...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables
Steel, Wenge
Hans Wegner's Monumental Circular Dining Table, the "JH 809", in Wengé Wood. Hans made this table in several sizes. This is the largest, seating 10 to 12 people. It could be used ei...
Vintage Hans Wegner for C.M. Madsens 'W2' Chair...
C.M. Madsens, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Oak
A lovely example of the early work of the 20th century's master of seating design, Hans J. Wegner. The sculpted oak backrest or top-rail employed here was developed as part of a fami...
Rare Hans Wegner AT-325 Desk in Teak and Chrome...
Andreas Tuck, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Steel, Chrome, Oak, Teak
Hans J. Wegner's partnership with Andreas Tuck produced some of his most innovative designs in desks and tables. This rare desk, designed in the 1960s, foreshadows Wegner's departure...
Hans Wegner Signed Limited Edition CH22 Lounge ...
Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Papercord, Oak
A special limited edition, engraved with the official reissue date and Hans J. Wegner’s signature, of the CH22 lounge chair soap-treated oak. The chair has a complex structure with a...
Hans J. Wegner JH 513 Chair by Johannes Hansen ...
Hans J. Wegner
20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Leather, Mahogany
Wonderful set of eight Hans J. Wegner JH 513 chairs made by Johannes Hansen. Beautiful grained mahogany frame with original black leather upholstery. Normal / minimal wear consisten...
Hans J. Wegner Andreas Tuck Teak Coffee Table/B...
Hans J. Wegner
20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Steel, Teak
Wonderful coffee table/bench with tube legs. Teak top (solid) and chromed steel tube legs. Labeled with AT brand mark. Perfect restored condition.
Hans J. Wegner JH 513 Chair by Johannes Hansen,...
Hans J. Wegner
20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Leather, Teak
Wonderful Hans J. Wegner JH 513 Chair made by Johannes Hansen and distributed by Knoll International in the United States. Beautiful grained teak frame with original leather upholste...
Hans J Wegner Papa Bear Chair in Original Charc...
A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
A Papa Bear chair, designed by Hans Wegner for AP Stolen in 1951. This example dates to circa 1959 and retains its original charcoal wool upholstery with one of the original extra ba...
Hans J Wegner Round Chair in Teak with Original...
Knoll, Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Cane, Teak
A beautiful example of Hans Wegner's timeless 'Round Chair' or 'The Chair' in solid teak with its original cane seat. The caning is 95% intact and what few breaks there are not ultim...
Original Pair of Vintage Hans Wegner GE290 Armc...
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Wool, Oak
An original iconic pair of Hans J. Wegner GE290 Oak framed armchairs. Designed in the late 1950s and produced by GETAMA, Denmark, with makers marks displayed. The pieces feature ...
Hans J. Wegner GE-270 lounge Chair for GETAMA, ...
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Wool, Teak
A Hans J. Wegner GE-270 lounge chair for GETAMA, Denmark, 1956. Hans J. Wegner GE-270 lounge chair, 1956 produced by GETAMA Gedsted, Denmark. Teak frame with brass fittings. Feat...
Arne Jacobsen for Hans Wegner Armchair
Arne Jacobsen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1930s Danish Armchairs
Leather, Wood
1930s Arne Jacobsen for Hans Wegner armchair, Denmark.
Peter Hvidt, Hans Wegner Wingback Chair
Peter Hvidt, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs
This Danish midcentury wingback chair features three button tufts on the back and scroll form arms. By Peter Hvidt and Hans Wegner.
Stellar Hans Wegner Teak Dresser for Ry Mobler/...
Ry Møbler, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Dressers
Imported by George Tanier, this wonderfully warm patina teak dresser or small server by Hans Wegner for Ry Mobler is exceptional. First the beautiful teak figuring and the patina. Th...
Hans J. Wegner Flip Top Table or Desk, Andreas ...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Danish flip-top table with pivot by Hans Wegner for Andreas Tuck of Denmark, circa 1950s. Can be used as a dining table, card table, console or desk. Branded Fabrikat: Andr Tuck, Ark...
Set of Eight Hans Wegner Classic "Round" Chairs...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
One of Wegner's finest designs, solid teak oil and wax finish, finger joint connections and original black leather seats. Marked with manufacturer's stamp. Made by Johannes Hansen.
Early Papa Bear Chair and Ottoman by Hans Wegne...
A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Teak
Iconic lounge chair and ottoman by Wegner, with solid teak legs and arm. Ottoman solid teak frame. Reupholstered in black leather. Early 1950s production. Made by A.P. Stolen.
Hans J. Wegner Stool for AP Møbler
A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Ottomans and Poufs
Original bleach oak Hans Wegner stool or ottoman, solid bleach oak made by AP Møbler.
Vintage Hans Wegner for Tarm Stole Teak and Woo...
Tarm Stole, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Rocking Chairs
Leather, Wool, Teak
A handsome, generously proportioned rocking chair with turned, steam-bent, and joined teak frame; designed by Hans Wegner for Tarm Stole, 1960s. This example retains the original woo...

Hans Wegner Peacock Chair

By Johannes Andersen
Hans Wegner Peacock Chair
Johannes Andersen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Oak, Teak
Hans Wegner peacock chair designed in 1947 features a Windsor back in oak with teak arms and detail. Produced by Johannes Hansen with signature.
Set of Four Stackable Bull Horn Chairs, Model P...
Hans J. Wegner, PP Møbler
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Stainless Steel, Leather, Ash, Wenge
Set of Four Stackable Bull Horn Chairs, Model PP701 by Hans Wegner. Hans designed this chair to be used in the dining room of his own home in Gentofte, north of Copenhagen. It is a c...
Hans Wegner Venus Chair Model GE1936 for GETAMA
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Oak, Walnut
This fantastic shell chair with backrest and seat in walnut veneer on a base of soap treated oak is a 2015 re-issue by GETAMA of the classic chair designed by Hans Wegner in 1948. Wh...
Hans Wegner Teak GE-270 Sofa for GETAMA
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas
Brass, Fabric, Teak
Superb all original Danish Mid-Century Modern three-seat teak couch, designed by Hans Wegner and manufactured by GETAMA in Gedsted, Denmark in the 1950s. The solid teak frame has the...
Set of Four Scandinavian Armchairs "The Chair" ...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Scandinavian Armchairs
Teak
Set of four Scandinavian armchairs "The Chair" in solid teak by Hans Wegner. First edition from Johannes Hansen, circa 1960. Seat reupholstered with full grain natural leather in the...
1960s Hans J. Wegner Armchair in Oak by Johanne...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Oak
1960s Hans J. Wegner armchair model 713 in tanned patinated oak made by Johannes Hansen. The chair is evidence of suprime design and craftmanship with its elegant lines and curves...
Rare Arne Jacobsen and Hans J. Wegner Desk Lamp...
Arne Jacobsen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps
Metal
Arne Jacobsen and Hans J. Wegner & Manufacturer Louis Poulsen Scandinavian Modern A unique desk lamp by the iconic Danish designers Arne Jacobsen and Hans J. Wegner. This des...
Pair of Chinese Chairs in Cuban Mahogany by Han...
Fritz Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Mahogany
Hans J. Wegner Chinese chairs. Executed by Fritz Hansen, Denmark. Cuban mahogany and black leather cushion.
Pair of Hans J. Wegner AP-27 High Back Lounge C...
Povl Dinesen, A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Oak, Teak
Scarce pair of Hans J. Wegner AP-27 lounge chairs for A.P. Stolen designed in 1954. Impeccable condition and supremely comfortable. These elegant, high-back armchairs are newly uphol...
Hans J. Wegner JH570 Teak Dining Table for Joha...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables
Hans J. Wegner JH570 dining table with expandable leaves for Johannes Hansen. This impressive, well preserved example has been cleaned and professionally refreshed with a hand-polish...
Set of Four Hans J. Wegner CH-35 Dining Armchairs
Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Scarce set of four CH-35 Wegner Chairs for Carl Hansen & Son. Original owner purchased these out-of-production chairs in the 1960s. All chairs are marked on the underside and in impe...
Hans J. Wegner “Papa Bear” Chair for A.P. Stolen
A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Fabric, Wood, Teak
Iconic “Papa Bear” Lounge Chair designed by Hans J. Wegner for A.P. Stolen in Denmark in 1951. Originally named the AP-19, this model acquired the name “Papa Bear” when a journalist ...
Hans J. Wegner Peter's Chair
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Children's Furniture
Beech
This chair is the perfect chair for a child as it is sturdy and safe. It's made from four pieces of wood that can be assembled and disassembled again and again - no tools are necessa...
PP120 Footstool Designed by Hans J. Wegner
Hans J. Wegner, PP Mobler
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Footstools
Ash
Wegner designed this stool as an accessory to the pp19 Teddy Bear chair. But despite this specific match, it naturally accompanies most other easy chairs and in particular works exce...
Early Hans J. Wegner PP130 Circle Chair
Hans J. Wegner, PP Mobler
Vintage 1980s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Other, Rope, Ash
One of the most iconic chairs designed by Hans J. Wegner as it was his last chair he designed. His desire for many years was to create a circular chair and so after years of trying h...
1970s Hans Wegner GE-460 Chairs for GETAMA Set ...
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Wood
One set of two 1970s Hans Wegner ‘butterfly’ GE-460 chairs for GETAMA. Good vintage condition, firm frames fabric with spurs of usage.
Hans Wegner Pair of Floating Nightstands in Tea...
Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Night Stands
Smoked Glass, Teak
A pair of floating night stands or shelves in teak, each with a single drawer, open storage compartment beneath and a smoked glass top surface, designed by Hans Wegner for Getama. Th...
Original Teak Dining Table Designed by Hans J. ...
Andreas Tuck, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Brass, Teak
Rare Wegner design produced by Andreas Tuck / Denmark. The table legs are made of solid teak and supported by two brass X-brackets. The tabletop is also teak. The tabletop and le...
Pair of Hans Wegner "Chinese Chairs" for Fritz ...
Fritz Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Mahogany
Solid mahogany armchairs with red leather cushions designed by Hans Wegner for Fritz Hansen in 1944. Inspiration came from a 1400 Chinese chair he saw in a museum.
Hans J. Wegner High Back Lounge Chairs, 1945
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wingback Chairs
Upholstery, Beech
Very rare and elegant wing chairs of Hans J. Wegner produced by Johannes Hansen 1945, reupholstered in high quality fabric. Publication: Hans J. Wegner's 100 chairs of Noritsugu Oda ...
Eight Danish Modern Heart Chairs in Teak and Be...
Fritz Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Beech, Teak
This set of eight Danish modern stacking dining chairs are made of teak and beech. The "Heart Chair" was designed by Hans Wegner. Made in Denmark by Fritz Hansen, 1950s.
Hans J. Wegner, Papa Bear and Ottoman, Teak and...
A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Teak
Hans J. Wegner. Papa bear lounge chair AP 19 and footstool AP 29 Excellent restored, preserving the great patina to the teak. New upholstered in heavy wool. Both signed to the un...
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