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.
The round tabletop comes is available in solid oak wood with a sleek finish; the legs anchor the design with industrial yet elegant stainless steel. The modern design of the CH388 tabletop offers two options; either a one-piece tabletop, or a split tabletop that opens in the middle for additional insert leaves, making it easy to alter to suit any need.
47″ W extends to 94.5″ W x 47″ D x 28.5″ H
Available in a variety of Oak finishes. Optional leaves in oak or black or grey MDF . It is recommended that you order oak leaves with the table to avoid color variations.