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.

Pair of Hans Wegner Chairs for Johannes Hansen
Pair of Hans Wegner Chairs for Johannes Hansen
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Steel, Leather
Rare pair of JH-813 armchairs by Hans J. Wegner with frames of flat steel and original hand-stitched saddle leather.  Sketched in wood by Wegner in 1947 for the Copenhagen cabinet m...
AT 310 Dining Table by Hans J. Wegner for Andreas Tuck, 1960s
AT 310 Dining Table by Hans J. Wegner for Andre...
Andreas Tuck, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables
Oak, Teak, Pine
Dining table model AT310 design by Hans Wenger for Andreas Tuck in Denmark in the 1960s. Tabletop in teak veneer on an oak base. It also contains two original extra pine leafs under ...
GE 375 Easy Chair by Hans J. Wegner for GETAMA
GE 375 Easy Chair by Hans J. Wegner for GETAMA
Hans J. Wegner
Late 20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Oak
This easy chair is a version of the GE 375 model with armrests and a high backrest that Hans J. Wegner designed for GETAMA in 1969. The frame is made from oak, the loose cushions hav...
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...
Vintage Ge 181 a Lounge Chairs by Hans Wegner for GETAMA, Set of Two
Vintage Ge 181 a Lounge Chairs by Hans Wegner f...
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
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 J Wegner Wall Shelf Ry Møbler 1950s
Hans J Wegner Wall Shelf Ry Møbler 1950s
Hans J. Wegner
20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets
Beech
Designed by Hans J Wegner. Produced by Ry Møbler in Denmark in the 1950s. Wall shelf perfect for the hall way or in the office.
Wall Mount Cabinets by Hans Wegner
Wall Mount Cabinets by Hans Wegner
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets
Teak
A pair of wall-mount cabinets, comprised of eight drawers and sliding doors revealing shelves.
Hans J Wegner Cabinet in Teak, Johannes Hansen Cabinetmaker, circa 1960
Hans J Wegner Cabinet in Teak, Johannes Hansen ...
Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets
Teak
Fine and rare sideboard designed by Hans Wegner and built by eminent Danish cabinetmaker, Johannes Hansen. A pair of doors with integrated pulls conceal two adjustable shelves to the...
Hans J. Wegner Three-Seat Sofa Reupholstered in Blue Fabric
Hans J. Wegner Three-Seat Sofa Reupholstered in...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas
Fabric, Oak
Hans J. Wegner, three-seat sofa model GE-236/3, fabric and oak, Denmark, 1950s. Beautiful sofa by Danish designer Hans J. Wegner. The sofa has been reupholstered in our in-house a...
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Rocking Chair Model J16 by Hans Wegner for Fred
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Rocking Chair M...
Hans J. Wegner, Fredericia Furniture
Vintage 1940s Scandinavian Rocking Chairs
Beech
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian rocking chair model J16 by Hans Wegner for Fredericia. New edition. Finish: Beech, Black lacquered or oak. Natural or black paper cord seat. Price is ...
Hans Wegner Drop-Leaf Writing Table in Oak
Hans Wegner Drop-Leaf Writing Table in Oak
Andreas Tuck, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Oak
Hans J. Wegner for Andres Tuck, writing table AT305, in oak, Denmark, circa 1955. Wonderful drop-leaf table by Danish designer Hans Wegner. This writing table has a drop leaf top...
Hans Wegner Reupholstered Papa Bear Chair with Ottoman
Hans Wegner Reupholstered Papa Bear Chair with ...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Fabric, Wood
Hans J. Wegner by AP Stolen, lounge chair Model AP 19 'Papa Bear with footstool, Denmark, 1951 design, production late 1950s, blue fabric reupholstery. This semi-wingback armchair...
Pair of Original GE240 or 'Cigar' Chairs by Han...
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Wool, Oak, Teak
A very nice early original chairs by Hans Wegner for GETAMA in very good condition, a nice patina on the frames. Legs and arms, and with fresh new cushion covers in mint green wool.
Hans Wegner Coffee Table Model AT-10 by Andreas...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Cane, Oak, Teak
Coffee table model AT-10 designed by Hans Wegner. Produced by Andreas Tuck in Denmark.
Rosewood Coffee Table by Hans J. Wegner for And...
Andreas Tuck, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Rosewood
Square rosewood coffee table by Hans Wegner for Andreas Tuck. Fully restored with a beautiful patina. Denmark, 1960s.

Swivel Chair by Hans Wegner

By Johannes Hansen
Swivel Chair by Hans Wegner
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs
Steel, Leather, Teak
This amazing executive office chair model JH-502 was designed by Hans Wegner for master cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen. It was presented at the Copenhagen Cabinetmaker Guild Exhibition...
Dining Table by Hans Wegner
Andreas Tuck, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables
Teak
Dining table Model AT 316 designed by Hans Wegner for Andreas Tuck. It is in teak and has 2 pull-out / pull-out leaves which hide under the top. The leaves are cleverly integrated in...

Set of 6 Hans Wegner Chairs

By Carl Hansen & Søn
Set of 6 Hans Wegner Chairs
Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Papercord, Teak
Set of 6 dining chairs, CH 23 by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son . The CH 23 is an early example of Wegner’s signature style and impeccable craftsmanship. It was one of the 5 piece...

Hans Wegner Armchairs

By Hans J. Wegner
Hans Wegner Armchairs
Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Ash
Pair of matching armchairs JH 47-2, designed by Hans Wegner in 1979 for Johannes Hansen. These chairs are in ash with mahogany inlays. The seat and back are upholstered with patinate...
Hans Wegner Sabre-Leg Table
Andreas Tuck, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables
Brass, Oak, Teak
This is a rare teak and oak drop-leaf table. The iconic dining table AT-304 was designed by Hans Wegner and produced by Andreas Tuck. The table is made of teak with two leaves with d...
Hans J. Wegner Oculus Lounge Chair in Thor Leather
Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Early 2000s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather
Hans J. Wegner lounge chair in black original Thor leather. Legs of brushed stainless steel. Model Oculus, made by Carl Hansen.
Hans J. Wegner Four-Seat Sofa Model 236/4 Wool ...
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Teak
Hans J. Wegner four-seat sofa upholstered with light wool. Frame in massive teak. Model 236/4, produced by Getama.
Hans Wegner, Pair of mahogany “China Chairs”
Fritz Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Leather, Mahogany
Stunning “China Chairs” by Hans Wegner for Fritz Hansen. They are in solid mahogany and the loose cushions are in patinated natural leather. Probably the most comfortable chairs you ...
Wegner Three-Seat Sofa, Model 290/3, Smoked Oak...
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Leather, Oak
Wegner three-seat sofa new upsholstered with black leather, foam cushions. Frame in smoked oak. Model 290/3, made by GETAMA.
Hans Wegner “China Chair” in Cherry
Fritz Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Cherry
“China Chair” by Hans Wegner for Fritz Hansen. This is in cherry and the loose cushions are in patinated natural leather. Probably the most comfortable chairs you can find. A fantast...
Hans Wegner, Rare Large Writing Desk, Teak, And...
Andreas Tuck, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Brass, Teak
A large teak desk by Danish designer Hans Wegner, produced by Andreas Tuck. The present example is a rare variation of the "AT325A" desk. The desk features a geometric Minimalist...
Danish Dining Set by Hans J Wegner for PP Moble...
Hans J. Wegner, PP Møbler
Vintage 1980s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets
Metal
Note for product team: this set is fully original all chairs table and table leaves are marked by PP Mobler & Hans Wegner added 1 picture of marking. Magnificent Danish dining roo...
Wall-Mounted Beech Shelf by Hans J. Wegner for ...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Shelves
Beech
This lacquered beech wall shelf was designed by Hans J. Wegner for FDB during the 1950s. This particular model dates to the 1970s and is stamped FDB to the backside.
Hans Jørgensen Wegner, Aarhus City Hall Armchai...
Fritz Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Oak
Hans Jørgensen Wegner (1914 Tønder-Gentofte 2007), Aarhus city hall armchair, circa 1937-1942, oak frame and back with original leather seat, manufactured by Fritz Hansen Provenance...
Hans Wegner CH-304 Teak and Brass Credenza
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Brass, Teak
Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen CH-304 sideboard or credenza, circa late 1950s. This sculptural example has six exterior drawers with tapered solid teak pulls. There are two sliding door...
RY-26 Teak Credenza by Hans Wegner
Ry Møbler, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas
Brass, Oak, Teak
Credenza/sideboard model 26, in Teak, oak and brass, designed by Hans J. Wegner and produced in Denmark by Ry Møbler, circa 1966. Credenza features sliding doors, that open to reveal...
Hans Wegner ge240 Cigar Chair with Ottoman
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Oak
Hans Wegner ge240 cigar chairs with their ottomans. Pair available. These are original 1950s models from GETAMA with makers and designers marks still intact. Constructed from Europea...
Tray Table in Teak Designed by Hans J. Wegner f...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Tray Tables
Teak
Tray table in teak designed by Hans J. Wegner from the 1960s. The table is in great vintage condition.
Six Oak and Leather CH30 Dining Chairs by Hans ...
Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Oak
A fine set of six CH30 oak dining chairs with cognac leather seat pads, by Hans J. Wegner, and produced by Carl Hansen & Son, all in very good condition.
Pair of Lounge Chairs by Wegner
A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Oak
Pair of outstanding AP 16 lounge chairs in solid patinated oak. Upholstered with fabric by Hallingdal. Designed by Hans J. Wegner M.A.A for A.P in 1950s. Great condition. Made in Den...
1950s Hans Wegner Scandinavian Teak Glass Night...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Night Stands
Teak
1950s couple of Danish nightstands designed by Hans Wegner for Getama, teak veneer and shelf in glossy black glass, the designer’s and manufacturer’s logo printed on the back of a be...
Hans Wegner Great Original Chair and Foot Stool
A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs
Steel, Leather, Chrome
Chair and matching foot stool originally designed for Copenhagen Airport by Hans Wegner, they are made by AP Stolen who also originally produced Wegner classics like the Papa Bear Ch...
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 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 Model AT-309 Extendable Table
Andreas Tuck, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Modern Tables
Brass, Oak, Teak
A model AT-309 dining table designed by Hans Wegner. The table features two drop-leaves they simply and smoothly run up and down the brass poles bracing the legs. Fully branded to un...
Hans Wegner AT 329 Dining Table
Andreas Tuck, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables
Oak
Circular dining table designed by Hans Wegner for Andreas Tuck, Denmark, 1960s. Named AT 329, it is made of solid oak, features a light blond color and tapered circular legs. In ove...
Cross-legged Dining Table by Hans J. Wegner AT-309
Andreas Tuck, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables
Beech, Brass, Oak, Teak
Dining table by Hans J. Wegner designed in 1952 and manufactured by Andreas Tuck, Model AT-309. Mention in catalog 1952. Cross-legs in solid oak with brass trust base. Tabletop in te...
Set of Six Extremely Rare Dining Chairs by Hans...
A. Mikael Laursen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Oak
Hans. J. Wegner dining chairs in solid oak, seat with striped wool cover, has to be replaced and is in price included, measures: seat height 48 cm. Produced in the late 1940s by A. M...
Classic Dining Chairs by Hans J. Wegner
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Set of 6 great looking chairs in teak and patinated leather. Designed by Maa. Hans J Wegner and made by cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen. Great original condition.
Four Wishbone Chairs by Hans Wegner 'CH-24'
Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Oak
Four wishbone chairs by Hans Wegner (CH-24) in original patina marked.
1950s Brown Wooden Set of Two Shelves by Hans W...
Finn Juhl, A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Shelves
Teak
Two shelves by Hans Wegner manufactured by A.P. Stolen, Denmark, 1951 Wonderful set of two shelves designed by Hans Wegner. Theese ingenious pieces comes in perfect condition, sim...
Set of 12 "W2" Dining Chairs by Hans J. Wegner
C.M. Madsens, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Oak
Set of 12 beautiful “W2” dining chairs by Hans J. Wegner, made from oak with cognac leather seats. Great woodgrain that follows the lines of the seamlessly sculpted backrests.
Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Iconic Hans Wegner Papa Bear chair in red, designed in the 1950s and produced by AP Stolen. This Papa Bear features tipped walnut armrests and a button tufted seat back making this c...
Hans J Wegner Jh 539 Stool in Teak and Cane, Jo...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Stools
Cane, Teak
A handled stool, model JH 539, in solid teak with caned seat by Hans Wegner and built by cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen. In lovely, all original condition, this example retains its ori...
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.
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.
Cigar Easy Chair Ge240 by Hans J. Wegner for GE...
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Oak
This cigar armchair GE240 was designed by Hans Wegner for the manufacturer GETAMA. The piece is from the 1950s. It is made of oak. The pillows were reupholstered and covered with the...
One Cigar Easy Chair GE240 & Stool GE240S by Ha...
GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Oak
This set, consisting of one cigar easy chair GE240 and one matching stool GE240S, was designed by Hans Wegner for the manufacturer GETAMA. The pieces are from the 1950s. The objects ...
Hans Wegner Sabre Leg Dining Table Model AT-304
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables
Teak
Hans Wegner design teak "Sabre" leg drop leaf dining table, Model AT 304 for Andreas Tuck, Denmark. Newly refinished and ready to enjoy.
Hans J. Wegner Papa Bear Easy Chair by AP Stole...
A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Oak, Teak
Hans J.Wegner easy chair by AP Stolen Bamsestol (Bear chair) - known as Papa Bear chair. Measures: Height 90 cm x width 101 cm x depth 95 cm. Seat: 42 cm arm: 65 cm Designed by...
White Oak and Leather Dining Chairs by Hans Wegner
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s American Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Oak
A superbly crafted dining chair largely devoid of extraneous detailing, having exposed oiled white oak frames with gently curved backs and tapered dowel-form legs and natural leather...
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Rocking Chair M...
FDB Møbler, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Scandinavian Rocking Chairs
Beech
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian rocking chair model J16 by Hans Wegner for FDB Designed in 1944, Wegner 's rocker with the sensually curved arms was inspired by traditional Windso...
Pair of Hans J. Wegner “Round” Caned Armchairs ...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Cane, Teak
A pair of caned ‘Round’ chairs designed by Danish craftsman, Hans J. Wegner, for cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen in Denmark circa 1940’s. Internationally known as “The Chair,” Wegner’s ...
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