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Hans J. Wegner Chairs

Trained as a cabinet maker before attending the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts, where he later lectured, Hans J. Wegner is world-renowned for his iconic chair designs. Having studied under Kaare Klint, he helped shape the future of Danish furniture as a furniture designer and educator, later taking over Klint's professorship at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Creating almost 500 chair designs throughout his career, Hans J. Wegner's pieces have become coveted collector’s items.Are you seeking a Wishbone chair? Apart from being chic, snug, and made from woven paper cord, they are unbelievably durable and stylish to boot. In 1950 Hans J Wegner, well known for his lounge chairs and a love of natural materials, debuted the Wishbone chair created for Carl Hanson & Son. A timeless piece still in style today thanks to its classic design, elegant curves, and minimalistic stand-alone style, the Wishbone chair is constructed in exactly 100 steps, one of its many characteristics.So, whether you're searching for somewhere to lounge or a pre-owned piece of Scandinavian modern heritage, you’ll find your Hans J. Wegner chair for sale at Vinterior today.

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About Hans J. Wegner


Design classics developed to last; the Hans J Wegner chairs are still sought-after pieces, retaining their value to this day. Pioneering furniture designer of the twentieth-century design movement of Scandinavian modernism, Hans J. Wegner helped define today's modern Danish design during the 1950s. Famous for his appreciation of natural materials and innate understanding of furniture functionality and elegance; Hans J. Wegner chairs give sharp edges a sculptured and rounded aesthetic.

In a statement Hans J. Wegner once made about his favourite piece of furniture, he said, "if only you could design just one good chair in your life, but you simply cannot." During his career, he crafted over 500 different chairs, including the iconic Hans J. Wegner Wishbone Chair, the Wegner Wing Chair, and the Wegner CH07 Shell Chair series. Many of his vintage armchairs have gained international recognition and awards and are now sought-after pieces among design enthusiasts.

Wegner, the son of a cobbler, born in Tondern, southern Denmark, learned woodworking as a young boy. At 17, he finished his cabinetmaker apprenticeship before attending the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts in 1936, where he studied design. Wegner's background as a cabinetmaker allowed him to integrate exacting joinery techniques, using traditional approaches, finger joints, mortise, and tenons. He joined Arne Jacobsen and Erik Moller to design furniture and interior parts for the town hall they were creating in Aarhus, Denmark.

Longing to open a workshop in 1943, he established his own design studio, where he began his lightweight sculpted masterpieces. His vision was greatly influenced by the Second World War, a time of scarcity due to a post-war increase in household construction & the elevated cost of materials, which pressured furniture designers to become innovative with limited available resources.

Creating elegant furniture with sophisticated, functional details was the prime message behind his creations. The Hans Scandi line of lounge chairs, dining tables, and coffee tables embrace blonde wood finishes, classic curves, and clean lines, creating inviting and intriguing spaces.

Styling with Vinterior's Hans J. Wegner chair classics gives your nordic interior a unique look. Shop the edit now.


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