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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.

  • CH22 easy chair
    CH22 easy chair

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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    From $5150
  • CH07 "Shell" easy chair
    CH07

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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    From $5160
  • CH53 footrest
    CH53 footrest

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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    From $1,000
  • CH388 table
    CH388 table

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH339 Table 240 x 115cm
    CH339 Table 240 x 115cm

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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    From $8400
  • CH338 Table 200 x 115cm
    CH338 Table 200 x 115cm

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH337 Table 140 x 115cm
    CH337 Table 140 x 115cm

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH327 248 x 95cm table
    CH327 248 x 95cm table

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH327 190x95 table
    CH327 190x95 table

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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    From $7750
  • CH322 stainless steel base table
    CH322 stainless steel base table

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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    From $9300
  • CH006 900x1380/2360 extension table
    CH006 900x1380/2360 extension table

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH002 900x900/1880 extension table
    CH002 900x900/1880 extension table

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH110 - Desk with drawers
    CH110 - Desk with drawers

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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    From $23,600
  • CH417 Tray Table
    CH417 Tray Table

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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    From $1,650
  • CH415 table - 550mm dia.
    CH415 table - 550mm dia.

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH108 Coffee table 170 x 70cm
    CH108 Coffee table 170 x 70cm

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH106 Coffee table 95 x 95cm
    CH106 Coffee table 95 x 95cm

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH011 130x55cm coffee table
    CH011 130x55cm coffee table

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH008 1000dia coffee table
    CH008 1000dia coffee table

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH008 780dia coffee table
    CH008 780dia coffee table

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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    From $2700
  • CH411 "Peter's table" 72cmW
    CH411

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH410 "Peter's chair"
    CH410

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH88T chair
    CH88T chair

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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    From $850
  • CH56/58 Stool
    CH56/58 Stool

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH47 chair
    CH47 chair

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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