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Hans J. Wegner

Son of a shoe-maker in southern Jutland, Hans Wegner, finished his formal training as a cabinetmaker with master cabinetmaker Stahlberg in 1930 before starting at Teknologisk Institut in Copenhagen. He soon moved to the School of Arts and Crafts in the Danish capital where he became architect in 1938, and started teaching in 1946.

In 1940 he joined Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller in Arhus, to design the furniture for the new Arhus city hall. He started to work with 'minister' cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen in 1940 and showed his first furniture in the famous Hansen store on Bredgade 65 in 1941. Johannes Hansen was more than twice as old as the 26 year old Wegner but the unique collaboration between the two became the undisputed backbone of Danish furniture design and the main reason for it's world wide recognition in the fifties and sixties. The Copenhagen Museum of Art and Industry acquired the first Wegner chair in 1942.

In 1943 he started his own design office and 1 year later designed the first of a long series of 'chinese' chairs inspired by portraits of Danish merchants sitting in Ming chairs for Fritz Hansen. In 1950 Wegner designed the “Wishbone Chair” produced by Carl Hansen & Søn in Odense which became the most successful of all Wegner chairs. Most well known for it’s use by Kennedy and Nixon in their famous CBS TV debate of 1960.

  • CH36 chair
    CH36 chair

    Carl Hansen & Søn

    Regular price
    From $1,350
    Variants in stock
  • 1788 Easy Chair
    1788 Easy Chair

    Fredericia

    Regular price
    From $8,220
  • J16 Stool
    J16 Stool

    Fredericia

    Regular price
    From $2,080
  • J16 Rocking Chair
    J16 Rocking Chair

    Fredericia

    Regular price
    From $6,430
  • Cuba Chair Papercord
    Cuba Chair Papercord

    Carl Hansen & Søn

    Regular price
    $2,120
  • CH102 "100 Series" 2 seat sofa
    CH102

    Carl Hansen & Søn

    Regular price
    From $15,550
  • CH008 120dia coffee table
    CH008 120dia coffee table

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH78 Lounge Chair Walnut
    CH78 Lounge Chair Walnut

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH78 Lounge Chair Oak
    CH78 Lounge Chair Oak

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH24 Wishbone Soft
    CH24 Wishbone Soft

    Carl Hansen & Søn

    Regular price
    $1,160
  • PP701 Minimal chair
    PP701 Minimal chair

    PP Møbler

    Regular price
    From $3,090
  • PP68 Armchair
    PP68 Armchair

    PP Møbler

    Regular price
    From $2,230
  • PP66 Chinese Chair
    PP66 Chinese Chair

    PP Møbler

    Regular price
    From $8,720
  • PP62 arm chair
    PP62 arm chair

    PP Møbler

    Regular price
    From $7,250
  • PP589 Bar bench
    PP589 Bar bench

    PP Møbler

    Regular price
    From $8,270
  • PP58 Armchair
    PP58 Armchair

    PP Møbler

    Regular price
    From $2,410
  • PP56 Chinese chair
    PP56 Chinese chair

    PP Møbler

    Regular price
    From $9,190
  • PP550 Peacock chair
    PP550 Peacock chair

    PP Møbler

    Regular price
    From $18,500
  • PP524 Deck chair
    PP524 Deck chair

    PP Møbler

    Regular price
  • PP521 Upholstered Peacock chair
    PP521 Upholstered Peacock chair

    PP Møbler

    Regular price
  • PP52 arm chair
    PP52 arm chair

    PP Møbler

    Regular price
    From $7,860
  • PP518 Bull chair
    PP518 Bull chair

    PP Møbler

    Regular price
    From $13,200
  • PP512 Folding chair
    PP512 Folding chair

    PP Møbler

    Regular price
    From $13,985
  • PP505 Cow Horn chair
    PP505 Cow Horn chair

    PP Møbler

    Regular price
    From $11,600
  • PP203 Armchair
    PP203 Armchair

    PP Møbler

    Regular price
    From $2,070
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