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Hans Wegner (Denmark, 1914–2007)
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 in 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.

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Rare Arne Jacobsen and Hans J. Wegner Desk Lamp Scandinavian Modern, 1938
By Arne Jacobsen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Copenhagen, DK
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 desk lam...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Hans J. Wegner Lighting

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Brass, Metal

Hans J. Wegner "JH-1" Brass Pendant Made at Johannes Hansen in 1952
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Odense, DK
Beautiful and rare pendant in solid patinated brass with stunning patina. Very few of these lamps were produced at cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen in the early 1950s. The pendant was de...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Lighting

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Brass

Hans Wegner Opala White Pendant, Denmark, 1970s
By Louis Poulsen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Amsterdam, NL
This largest pendant-chandelier lamp has a top in grey lacquered metal and high gloss acryl shade opal. The maximum bulb is 200W. Marked inside by Louis Poulsen. Possibilities to ext...
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Lighting

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Metal

1950s Danish Floor Lamp by Hans J. Wegner for Louis Poulsen
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A Scandinavian floor lamp with a modern plexi glass cone shade and grey lacquered steel stem.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Lighting

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Steel

Pair of Danish Modern Hans J. Wegner "Opala" Table Lamps, Louis Poulsen, 1970s
By Louis Poulsen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Odense, DK
Rare and beautiful pair of white table lamps by Hans J. Wegner for Louis Poulsen, Denmark. Model "Opala". The lamps have a lacquered metal frame, a white acrylic shade, and an on/off...
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Lighting

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Acrylic

Large Version of the Opala Pendant by Hans J. Wegner for Louis Poulsen
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Doornspijk, NL
Large version of the Opala pendant that Hans J. Wegner originally designed for a Copenhagen hotel. The shade is made of white acrylic held by dark grey steel. Marked on in the insi...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Lighting

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Acrylic

Original Midcentury JH 604 Pendant Lamp by Hans Wegner for Louis Poulsen, 1960s
By Hans J. Wegner, Louis Poulsen
Located in Munich, DE
Rare, original Mid-Century Modern JH 604 pendant lamp with pulley. Designed by Hans Wegner, 1962. Manufactured by Louis Poulsen, 1960s, Denmark. Marked with makers mark. A total of ...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Lighting

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Aluminum, Metal

Large Pendent Lamp Opala Midi by Hans Wegner for Louis Poulsen, 1970s, Denmark
By Hans J. Wegner, Louis Poulsen
Located in Munich, DE
Elegant Mid-Century Modern Opala Midi pendant lamp. Designed by Hans Wegner, 1975. Manufactured by Louis Poulsen, 1970s-1980s, Denmark. Executed in opal plexiglass, enameled metal. ...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Lighting

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Aluminum

Pendant Lamp by Hans J Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A simple and well scaled pendant lamp having and acrylic shade that continues from a white metal cap.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Lighting

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Metal

Hans Wegner Opala Floor Lamp, Louis Poulsen 1975
By Hans J. Wegner, Louis Poulsen
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Amazing floor lamp designed by Hans Wegner, this lamp is back in production but with a revised foot. This is the original model from 1975, Denmark. Please contact us for affordabl...
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1970s Danish Vintage Hans J. Wegner Lighting

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Metal

Large Opala Pendant by Hans J. Wegner for Louis Poulsen
By Louis Poulsen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in JM Haarlem, NL
Large Opala pendant by Hans J. Wegner for Louis Poulsen. Army grey lacquered, shade opal high gloss acrylic. Marked with Louis Poulsen label. We have also an Opale table lamp in st...
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Lighting

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Metal

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Previously Available Items
Hans Wegner 'Opala' Floor Lamp, Louis Poulsen, 1970s
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Hans J. Wegner Opala table lamp for Louis Poulsen 1975
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Very nice table lamp designed by Hans J. Wegner for Louis Poulsen, Denmark 1975. This table lamp has a grey/brown lacquer finish and a white plexiglass shade. This lamp gives very ni...
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"The Pendant" by Hans Wegner
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Height Adjustable Pendant by Hans J. Wegner for Louis Poulsen
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Pendant in Brass
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Located in Copenhagen, DK
JH-1 pendant in brass with adjustable height. Very rare. Designed in 1952.
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Hans J. Wegner - The Pendant - For Louis Poulsen 1962 (4)
By Hans J. Wegner
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Hans J. Wegner (1914 - 2007) Denmark Scandinavian modern design ikon Pendel from Hans J. Wegner. The Modell " The Pendant" for Louis Poulsen, Denmark is designed in 1962. Shade ...
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Arne Jacobsen & Hans J. Wegner, Pair of Table Lamps
By Arne Jacobsen, Hans J. Wegner, Louis Poulsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
A rare pair of desk lamps designed by Arne Jacobsen & Hans J. Wegner for Aarhus City Hall, 1938-1941. Original white lacquered adjustable shade and base, adjustable brass stem and...
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