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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.

  • PP112 Easy Chair
    PP112 Easy Chair

    PP Møbler

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    From $9,950
  • China Chair
    China Chair

    Fritz Hansen

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  • EJ101 Queen Easy Chair
    EJ101 Queen Easy Chair

    Erik Jørgensen

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  • EJ100 Ox Footstool
    EJ100 Ox Footstool

    Erik Jørgensen

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  • EJ100 Ox Easy Chair
    EJ100 Ox Easy Chair

    Erik Jørgensen

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  • CH88P chair
    CH88P chair

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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    From $1,110
  • CH88T chair
    CH88T chair

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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    From $950
  • CH825 Credenza Bookcase Cabinet
    CH825 Credenza Bookcase Cabinet

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH72 Sofa
    CH72 Sofa

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH71 armchair
    CH71 armchair

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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    From $4,460
  • CH56/58 Stool
    CH56/58 Stool

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH53 footrest
    CH53 footrest

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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    From $1,050
  • CH47 chair
    CH47 chair

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH468 Oculus Easy Chair
    CH468 Oculus Easy Chair

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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    From $10,400
  • CH46 armchair
    CH46 armchair

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH446 "Wing" / "Oculus" footstool
    CH446

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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    From $3250
  • CH445 Wing Chair
    CH445 Wing Chair

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH44 easy chair
    CH44 easy chair

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH417 Tray Table
    CH417 Tray Table

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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    From $1,700
  • CH415 table - 550mm dia.
    CH415 table - 550mm dia.

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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  • CH411 "Peter's table" 72cmW
    CH411

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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    $1,000
  • CH410 "Peter's chair"
    CH410

    Carl Hansen & Søn

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    $860
  • 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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