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 elegant dining table that showcases Hans J. Wegner’s innovative wood and stainless steel constructions. The table can be extended with either 2 or 4 leaves with up to three supporting legs which are added to the centre of the table and are purchased separately. The base is available in stainless steel or black powder coated steel.
63″ W extends to 110″ W or 157.5"W x 37.5 ” D x 28.5″ H
Available in a variety of finishes in solid oak. Each extension leaf, which are added at the centre of the table, measures 37.5″ x 23.5″ is purchased separately in solid wood or MDF in black or grey.. The base is available in stainless steel.