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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.

  • PP130 Circle chair
    PP130 Circle chair

    PP Møbler

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    From $17,500
  • PP129 Web Chair
    PP129 Web Chair

    PP Møbler

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  • PP124 Rocking chair
    PP124 Rocking chair

    PP Møbler

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    From $13,500
  • PP120 stool
    PP120 stool

    PP Møbler

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    From $5,450
  • PP112 Easy Chair
    PP112 Easy Chair

    PP Møbler

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    From $8,900
  • EJ101 Queen Easy Chair
    EJ101 Queen Easy Chair

    Erik Jørgensen

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  • EJ100 Ox Easy Chair
    EJ100 Ox Easy Chair

    Erik Jørgensen

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  • EJ100 Ox Footstool
    EJ100 Ox Footstool

    Erik Jørgensen

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  • China Chair
    China Chair

    Fritz Hansen

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  • CH446 "Wing" / "Oculus" footstool
    CH446

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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    From $2900
  • CH33 chair Upholstered seat
    CH33 chair Upholstered seat

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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    From $1,238
  • CH28 Easy Chair - Upholstered Seat
    CH28 Easy Chair - Upholstered Seat

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH23 chair
    CH23 chair

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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    From $1,680
  • CH008 88dia coffee table
    CH008 88dia coffee table

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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    From $3,560
  • CH72 Sofa
    CH72 Sofa

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH404 "Kastrup Series" 4 seater
    CH404

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH403 "Kastrup Series" 3 seater
    CH403

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH402 "Kastrup Series" 2 seater
    CH402

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH163 3 seat sofa in Walnut
    CH163 3 seat sofa in Walnut

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH163 3 seat sofa in Oak
    CH163 3 seat sofa in Oak

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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    From $13,128
  • CH103 "100 Series" 3 seat sofa
    CH103

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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    From $20,400
  • CH162 - 2 seat sofa (For Walnut Base)
    CH162 - 2 seat sofa (For Walnut Base)

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH162 - 2 seat sofa (For Oak Base)
    CH162 - 2 seat sofa (For Oak Base)

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH104 "100 Series" 4 seat sofa
    CH104

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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    From $29,750
  • CH71 armchair
    CH71 armchair

    Carl Hansen & Søn

    Regular price
    From $3,990
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