Iconic chairs designed by Hans J. Wegner
Featured chairs by Hans J. Wegner
Wegner's chairs are world famous, and it is with good reason that he is referred to as the Master of the Chair. In addition to the iconic Wegner Wishbone Chair, the Danish furniture designer is responsible for a wide range of lounge chairs and dining chairs.
Many consider the Danish furniture designer Hans J. Wegner to be one of the world’s foremost designers of chairs. With his unique sense of expression and willingness to refine the design, he created eminent chairs that have achieved wide international acclaim – among other things being exhibited at MoMA in New York. He designed probably his most famous chair, the CH24 Wishbone Chair, in 1949 for Carl Hansen & Søn, and the chair has been in uninterrupted production since 1950.
Wegner was driven by the vision of creating the ultimate chair. He was a skilled carpenter with a keen eye for detail and an unsurpassed sense of the sculptural possibilities of wood. His chairs helped to revolutionize Danish furniture design with their organic forms and minimalist expression
which always went hand in hand with Wegner’s uncompromising demands for comfort and quality craftsmanship.
At the same time, Wegner was inspired by historic chairs which he transformed into simplified modern classics with the help of his investigative and creative approach to furniture design. When his CH25 lounge chair was launched in 1950, it caused a stir with its simple shape and bold paper cord on the seat. Later additions included the CH07 Shell Chair, and with padded lounge chairs such as the CH445 Wing Chair, the CH468 Oculus and the CH101 lounge chair, Wegner showed that he also mastered the fine craftsmanship of upholstery.
Hans J. Wegner
1914 - 2007
Hans J. Wegner is considered one of the most creative, innovative and productive Danish furniture designers. Wegner, also known as the ‘Master of the Chair’, designed more than 500 chairs during his career – many of which are considered masterpieces. Wegner is probably best known for his iconic Wishbone Chair, which has been in continuous production since 1950.
At the heart of Wegner’s legacy is his unique ability to express the inner soul of furniture through a simple and functional exterior.
When you choose a product from Carl Hansen & Søn, you get more than just a piece of furniture. You become part of a proud tradition of distinctive and beautiful craftsmanship, where nothing has been left to chance. Where all furniture is manufactured with a great love for design and the history of the crafting process. We are the world’s largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner, and we also manufacture furniture created by renowned furniture designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen, Ole Wanscher, Kaare Klint, Poul Kjærholm, Bodil Kjær, and Tadao Ando. Carl Hansen & Søn represents more than 100 years of Danish design history, and our furniture is sold worldwide.