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Hans J. Wegner

Hans J. Wegner was born in 1915 and died in 2007. In 1931 he trained as a cabinet-maker before completing his degree at Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts 1938. He went on to work for architects Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller and then he would open his own studio in 1943. This began the Wegner's prolific career in furniture design. He designed over 500 different chairs for Johannes Hansen, Getama Getsted, Carl Hansen & Søn, PP Møbler, AP Stolen, Mikael Laursen, C.M. Madsens, Fritz Hansen, and Plan Møbler as well as desks, tables and cabinets for Andreas Tuck and RY Møbler. His career was dramatically elevated when Interiors Magazine featured the JH-501 "Round Chair" and called it "the most beautiful chair in the world". Following that, in the now famous 1961 presidential debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, Kennedy chose what would be simply be called "The Chair" as his seat. This elevated sales in North America and was Wegner's breakthrough.

He would go on to have a long career and would design other iconic Danish modern pieces such as the Peacock chair (JH550), the Valet chair (JH540), the Cow and Bull chairs (JH505, JH518), the Folding chair (JH512) and the Flagline chair (GE225). His training as a cabinetmaker and understanding of the use of materials, mainly wood, along with his desire to make furniture not only functional but "beautiful form every angle" and comfortable, set Wegner apart from his contemporaries. His pieces are considered by many to be the finest examples of Danish modern design and are featured in many permanent collections of museums worldwide.

Hans Wegner AT12 Andreas Tuck Oak/Steel Coffee Table
Hans Wegner AT12 Andreas Tuck Oak/Steel Coffee Table
Hans Wegner GE-260A Getama Oak Highback Easy Chair
Hans Wegner GE-260A Getama Oak Highback Easy Chair

Hans Wegner GE-290 Getama Oak Sofa

Hans Wegner Johannes Hansen Teak Sideboard

Hans Wegner GE-280 Getama Oak Sofa
Hans Wegner GE671 Getama Oak Easy Chairs (2)
Hans Wegner GE671 Getama Oak Easy Chairs (2)

Hans Wegner JH509 Johannes Hansen Mahogany Arm Chair
Hans Wegner PP512 P.P. Møbler Ash Folding Easy Chair
Hans Wegner PP512 P.P. Møbler Ash Folding Easy Chair
Hans Wegner GE-420/GE-412 Getama Oak Lounge Chairs
Hans Wegner GE-420/GE-412 Getama Oak Lounge Chairs, Ottoman & Table
Hans Wegner AP-60 AP Stolen Teak Easy Chairs & Ottoman
Hans Wegner AP-60 AP Stolen Teak Easy Chairs & Ottoman

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Hans Wegner AT17 Andreas Tuck Rosewood Coffee Table
Hans Wegner AT17 Andreas Tuck Rosewood Coffee Table

Hans Wegner GE-236 Getama Oak Sofa

Hans Wegner RY26 Ry Møbler Oak Sideboard
Hans Wegner GE220 Getama Oak Easy Chairs (2)
Hans Wegner GE220 Getama Oak Easy Chairs (2)

Hans Wegner Carl Hansen CH35 Teak Arm Chairs

Hans Wegner GE-673 Keyhole Getama Oak Rocking Chair

Hans Wegner Carl Hansen CH30 Teak/Oak Dining Chairs (6)
Hans Wegner AP-65 Embassy AP Stolen Oak Easy Chair
Hans Wegner AP-65 Embassy AP Stolen Oak Easy Chair
Hans Wegner AT40 Andreas Tuck Teak Nesting Tables
Hans Wegner AT40 Andreas Tuck Teak Nesting Tables

Hans Wegner JH525 Johannes Hansen Teak Arm Chairs (6)

Hans Wegner AT315 Andreas Tuck Oak Dining Table

Hans Wegner Fritz Hansen #4110 Teak/Beech Dining Chairs

Hans Wegner Carl Hansen CH30 Oak Dining Chairs (4)

Hans Wegner RY100 Ry Møbler Oak Shelving/Bookcase System
Hans Wegner CH52 Carl Hansen Oak Easy Chairs (2)
Hans Wegner CH52 Carl Hansen Oak Easy Chairs (2)

Hans Wegner AP-18S AP Stolen Oak Sofa

Hans Wegner RY34 Ry Møbler Teak Credenza

Hans Wegner AP-62 AP Stolen Rosewood Leather Sofa

Hans Wegner RY Møbler Teak Shelving Cabinets

Hans Wegner RY20 Ry Møbler Teak Sideboard/Buffet
Hans Wegner AP-62 AP Stolen Rosewood Easy Chair
Hans Wegner AP-62 AP Stolen Rosewood Easy Chair

Hans Wegner CH29 Carl Hansen Oak Dining Chairs (6)
Hans Wegner CH45 Carl Hansen Beech Rocking Chair
Hans Wegner CH45 Carl Hansen Beech Rocking Chair

Hans Wegner AP16 AP Stolen Oak Easy Chair

Hans Wegner ML33 Mikael Laursen Oak Rocking Chair
Hans Wegner GE-233 Getama Beech Easy Chairs (2)
Hans Wegner GE-233 Getama Beech Easy Chairs (2)

Hans Wegner AP Stolen Prototype Beeech Lounge Chairs

Hans Wegner Johannes Hansen Oak Armchair (1)

Hans Wegner RY8 RY Møbler Oak Bookcase Cabinet
Hans Wegner GE-420 Getama Oak Lounge Chairs
Hans Wegner GE-420 Getama Oak Lounge Chairs
Hans Wegner AT40 Andreas Tuck Teak Nesting Tables
Hans Wegner AT40 Andreas Tuck Teak Nesting Tables

Hans Wegner GE-260A Getama Teak Highback Lounge Chair

Hans Wegner CH28 Carl Hansen Sawbuck Oak Easy Chair

Hans Wegner CH3 Carl Hansen Beech Lounge Chair

Hans Wegner GE-412 Getama Oak Lounge Chair

Hans Wegner AP-62 AP Stolen Rosewood Lounge Chair

Hans Wegner GE-270 Getama Teak Lounge Chairs

Hans Wegner GE-236/4 Getama Teak Sofa

Hans Wegner GE-236/4 Getama Teak Sofa

Hans Wegner GE-19 Getama Teak Daybed

Hans Wegner AP-62 AP Stolen Rosewood Sofa

Hans Wegner GE-258 Getama Teak Daybed

Hans Wegner Carl Hansen CH23 Teak/Oak Dining Chairs

Hans Wegner Andreas Tuck Teak/Oak Side Table

Hans Wegner AT45 Andreas Tuck Teak Serving Cart

Hans Wegner Johannes Hansen Kontour Oak Desk