Hans J Wegner (1914–2007) attended the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen at the age of 22 and worked as an assistant to Erik Møller and Arne Jacobsen before opening his own office in 1943. The real beauty of Wegner’s genius must be seen in context with his collaboration with master cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen. The attitude with which Hansen accepted the young designer’s ideas was the perfect combination between designer and craftsman. Their collaboration went on for many years, and they presented their work at the Cabinetmaker’s show every year from 1941-1966. With his love of natural materials and his deep understanding of the need for furniture to be functional as well as beautiful, Wegner made mid-century Danish design popular on an international scale. With more than 500 different chair designs Wegner is the most prolific Danish designer to date. Wegner’s design went on to win worldwide recognition through the 1950’s and 1960’s and his furniture, in particular his chairs, are to be found in the permanent collections of the world’s most prestigious museums.
Hans Jorgensen Wegner (Danish, 1914-2007). Sewing table, designed 1950 manufactured PP Mobler, Denmark, made from teak and quarter oak, with extendable leaves, one drawer and a pull-out shelf with a wicker basket beneath, labelled ' PP Mobler Denmark desig
Hans Wegner (Danish, 1914 - 2007), J16 rocking chair, designed 1943 manufactured by FDB Mobler, raw oak and natural coloured paper cord seat, impressed FDB Mobler manufacturer mark to underside of armrest 'Made in Denmark, 68, 21'. Height 105 cm. Width 63.
Hans Wegner (Danish, 1914 - 2007), J16 rocking chair, designed 1943 lacquered oak and natural coloured paper cord seat, impressed to underside of armrest 'Made in Denmark, 2,89'. Height 105 cm. Width 63.5 cm. Depth 79 cm
Hans Wegner for A.P Stolen, early first edition Papa bear chair and ottoman, with original wool upholstery, model number AP19, 1951-53 design. Literature: Hans J Wegner’s 100 chairs, Noritsugu Oda. Mid-century complete, Dominic Bradbury, P.116, chairs 1000
Hans Wegner for Getama, set of three vintage GE375 chairs, oak framed with black leather cushioned seats and backrests, Getama factory marks impressed to underside of front rail. The chairs can be used individually or can be joined to form a modular suite
Hans Wegner, Papa Bear chair, Denmark c. 1950, with head rest, green tweed upholstery, stained teak frame, manufactured by AP Stolen of Denmark. Height 99 cm. Literature: Hans J. Wegner's 100 chairs, Oda, pg. 49
Hans Wegner, (1914-2007) A set of four CH24 Wishbone chairs manufactured by Carl Hansen, Denmark, oak, papercord manufacturer's label to base. Literature: Noritsugu Oda, Danish chairs, world photo press, p. 113
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