Hans J. Wegner was born in 1914 in Tønder, Denmark, the son of a shoemaker. At the age of 17, he finished his apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker with H. F. Stahlberg, in whose workshops Wegner’s first design experiments took form. He moved to Copenhagen as a 20 year-old, and attended the School of Arts and Crafts from 1936 – 1938 before he began working as an architect. As a young architect, Wegner joined Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller in Århus, working on furniture design for the new Århus city hall in 1940. It was during the same year that Wegner began collaborating with master cabinetmaker, Johannes Hansen, who was a driving force in bringing new furniture design to the Danish public.
Among Danish furniture designers, Hans J. Wegner is considered one of the most creative and productive. He is often referred to as the master of the chair – having designed more than 500 of them; many of these are considered masterpieces of chair design and continue to be collector’s items around the world.
An exceptionally comfortable armchair and a typical Wegner piece – functional and sculptural with an exceptional finish and available in solid wood or upholstered. The armchair is closely related to Wegner’s famous dining chair, the Sawbuck Chair. The chair is available in oak or as a combination of oak and walnut sourced from sustainable forestry, and the seat and back are fabric or leather. The chair was designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1951.
29"W X 27"D X 31"H, Seat Height: 15"
Available in a variety of finishes in oak or oak/walnut combination. Seat and back are available upholstered in leather or unupholstered.