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Hans J. Wegner

(Denmark, 1914-2007)
Estimate
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
17 700 - 22 200 EUR
18 500 - 23 100 USD
Hammer price
160 000 SEK
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Hans J. Wegner
(Denmark, 1914-2007)

a set of 10 armchairs by cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen, Denmark 1940-50's.

Oak and rattan, marked with label Johannes Hansen Cabinet Maker Copenhagen Denmark Design H. J. Wegner, height ca 92 cm, seat height ca 44 cm.

Renovated with new rattan, minor wear.

Provenance

A special commission for a hotel and conference building during the 1950's.

Exhibitions

The chairs were shown at the cabinetmakers' guild exhibition in Copenhagen 1947.

Literature

Pictures from The Johannes Hansen archive.

Designer

Hans Jørgensen Wegner was a Danish architect and furniture designer, well-known both in Denmark and internationally. He designed over 500 different chairs, including the Wishbone Chair (the "Y chair"), which today is considered a design icon. The chair is a magnificent example of Wegner's design, with its wooden frame and laced seat. Other examples of iconic chairs designed by Wegner are The Smiling Chair and Sawbuck Chair.


In his design, Wegner combined beauty and function. With a background as a cabinetmaker, he knew how to make ergonomic, high-quality furniture.


During his career, Wegner did several significant projects with other designers, such as Arne Jacobsen, Erik Møller, and Børge Mogensen. Wegner was also involved in the concepts Danish Modern and Scandinavian Modern after the Second World War.


Wegner's design classics are found in many Scandinavian homes and are represented in the most prominent design museums worldwide.

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