Hans Wegner

Hans Wegner
Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007), is one of the most innovative, creative and productive Danish designers of the mid-20th century. He is a master of Danish chair design, having designed over 500 examples with more than 100 going into mass production.
Down Arrow
Available pieces

Hans Wegner trained as a cabinet maker before gaining his architectural degree in 1938. He then worked as a designer in Arne Jacobsen and Erik Moller's architectural office. In 1943 he went on to establish his own office, working from a studio in his house.

It was his collaboration with cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen that led to the creation of the well-crafted, genius designs which we have come to know so well. They presented their work at the Danish Cabinetmaker's show every year from 1941-66 and contributed to a worldwide recognition of Danish design.

Wegner had a deep respect for wood and an eye for detail, giving the 'modern' principles a softness. He constantly challenged the hard-lined steel aesthetic and embraced natural materials and organic form. His sculptural designs sprung firstly from a desire for comfort and then beauty. He also believed a chair should endure a life of more than 50 years. Many of his pieces are still manufactured today and enjoy great popularity and demand.

No items found.

/ Hans Wegner RY-20 Sideboard for Ry Mobler

Hans Wegner

The good chair is a task one is never completely done with.