Best known for his chairs and seating pieces though a master of many furniture types like sofas and tables Hans Wegner was a prolific designer whose elegant, often ebullient, forms and devotion to the finest methods in joinery made Danish Modern a popular byword for stylish, well-made furniture in the mid-20th century. Wegner considered himself a carpenter first and a furniture designer second.
Like his peers Arne Jacobson and Finn Juhl at striking aesthetics in furniture were based on a foundation of practicality: a chair must be comfortable and sturdy before it is chic. In keeping with that tenet, several of Wegners best chair designs, seen in dealer listings below, have their roots in traditional seating forms. The Peacock chair (designed 1947) is a throne-like adaptation of the Windsor chair; pieces from the C series (china chairrun in 1944) as well as the 1949 Wish bone chair with its distinctive Y-shaped back splat, are derived from 17th-century Ming seating pieces, as is the upholstered Ox (1960chair). Wegners comfy Papa bear c (195hair1) is an almost surreally re-scaled English wingback chair. Wegners most representative piece, the Roundchair (1949), gained a footnote in political history when it was used on the TV stage of the first Kennedy Nixon of 1960.
That chair, along with Wegners more bravura designs, for example the 1963 Shell chair with its curved surfboard-shaped seat, bring a quietly sculptural presence to a room. Wegner was a designer who revered his primary material wood and it shows. His wood gathers patina and character with age; every Hans Wegner piece testifies to the life it has led.
The item "Mid Century Modern Table Lamp Danish Shades Teak Wood Slats Hans Wegner Vintage" is in sale since Sunday, March 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Periods & Styles\Mid-Century Modernism".The seller is "jialfaf7agw" and is located in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.