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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.

  • PP52 arm chair
    PP52 arm chair

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  • CH24 Wishbone Soft Limited Edition
    CH24 Wishbone Soft Limited Edition

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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    $1,250
  • PP85 cross legged table, 180cmW
    PP85 cross legged table, 180cmW

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  • PP85 cross legged table, 160cmW
    PP85 cross legged table, 160cmW

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  • PP84 Cross Legged Table
    PP84 Cross Legged Table

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  • PP75/140 table
    PP75/140 table

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  • PP75/120 table
    PP75/120 table

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  • PP701 Minimal chair
    PP701 Minimal chair

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  • PP70/126 table
    PP70/126 table

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  • PP68 Armchair
    PP68 Armchair

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    From $2,400
  • PP66 Chinese Chair, papercord seat
    PP66 Chinese Chair, papercord seat

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  • PP62 arm chair with Papercord seat
    PP62 arm chair with Papercord seat

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  • PP589 Bar bench
    PP589 Bar bench

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  • PP58/3 chair
    PP58/3 chair

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  • PP58 Armchair
    PP58 Armchair

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  • PP571/215 Architect's Desk
    PP571/215 Architect's Desk

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