Hans J. W. 1914 - 2007

Essential to assisting the international popularity of mid-century Danish design, Hans Jørgensen Wegner was born in southern Denmark in 1914. Skilled as an apprentice Cabinet Maker, Wegner attended the modernist influenced Danish School of Arts and Crafts and Architectural Academy in Copenhagen.

Hans Jørgensen Wegner’s style and vision is often described as Organic Functionality, a modernist approach with emphasis on functionality. The Dane’s legacy is celebrated for his landmark approach to designing chairs, experimenting with minimalist shapes and overlapping frames. In his own words, Wegner enjoyed ‘stripping the old chairs of their outer style and letting them appear in their pure construction.’

Wegner received several major design prizes for his work, from the Lunning Prize in 1951 and the coveted Grand Prix of the Milan Triennale in the same year, to the Prince Eugen Medal in Sweden and the Danish Eckersberg medal. In 1959, he was impressively made honorary Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts in London, whilst his work exhibits within MoMA in New York and the Die Neue Samlung in Munich.

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  1. Hans J. W. CH24 Y-Chair colored −51% Deal

    Hans J. W. CH24 Y-Chair colored

    Designed in 1950, the Y-Chair is one of the most recognised pieces by the acclaimed Danish designer Hans J. Wegner. The chair is also known as the Wishbone Chair, referring to the beautifully sculpted form of the backrest. Read More

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    • Hans J. W. CH24 Y-Chair, woodcolor −51%

      Hans J. W. CH24 Y-Chair, woodcolor

      Designed in 1950, the Y-Chair is one of the most recognised pieces by the acclaimed Danish designer Hans J. Wegner. The chair is also known as the Wishbone Chair, referring to the beautifully sculpted form of the backrest. Read More

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      • Hans J. W. Shell Chair CH07 −51% Deal

        Hans J. W. Shell Chair CH07

        The sculptural, and artistic Shell Chair CH07 is one of most popular designs by the acclaimed Hans J. W. Also known as the “Smiling Chair,” the unique form and floating lines of the stable structure are the result of the designer’s extensive understanding of the qualities of wood and its performance in the production process. Read More

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      • Hans J. W. Ox Armchair with Ottoman −51%

        Hans J. W. Ox Armchair with Ottoman

        Designed in 1960, the unique Ox Chair is known to be Hans J. W.’s personal favourite at home. Created to allow freedom of movement, the distinctive form of the chair follows the designer’s desire to make seating comfortable in many different ways. Read More
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      • Hans J. Wegner Wing Chair and Ottoman −51%

        Hans J. Wegner Wing Chair and Ottoman

        The Wingchair by Hans J. Wegner has a distinct and powerful design character. Inspired by the organic forms he found in nature, Wegner created his furniture with simple, smooth lines combining ultimate comfort and a stylish look. Read More

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      • Hans J. W. Papa Bear Chair with Ottoman −51%

        Hans J. W. Papa Bear Chair with Ottoman

        Hans J. W.’s Papa Bear Chair is one of the mid-century iconic furniture designs, comprising distinctive form and durable construction. Originally named the Teddy Bear Chair, this design was one of the first fully upholstered post-war chairs. Read More

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      • Hans J. Wegner Wing Chair −51%

        Hans J. Wegner Wing Chair

        The Wingchair by Hans J. Wegner has a distinct and powerful design character. Inspired by the organic forms he found in nature, Wegner created his furniture with simple, smooth lines combining ultimate comfort and a stylish look. Read More

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      • Hans J. Wegner Wing Ottoman −51%

        Hans J. Wegner Wing Ottoman

        The Wing Ottoman is an elegant accompaniment to the Wing Chair. Hans J. Wegner designed the Wing Ottoman in 1960 focusing on the slim, stylish profile of the piece. Read More

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      • Hans J. Wegner Peacock Chair −51%

        Hans J. Wegner Peacock Chair

        The Peacock Chair by Hans J. Wegner is an extravagant design masterpiece from 1947. The exaggerated arched backrest makes the unique and elegant feature of the chair. Read More

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