Hans Wegner (1914-2007) was a Danish furniture designer whose style is often described as “Organic Functionality” – a modernist approach with emphasis on functionality. Along with Finn Juhl, Arne Jacobsen, among others, Wegner was considered a master of 20th century Danish Modernism. During his prolific career, he designed over 200 chairs and even had Danish King Frederick IX wait two years to deliver his order – until Wegner felt he had perfected his design. Recently I have seen many chairs similar to those designed (and inspired) by Wegner, popping up around the contemporary furniture market.
Original Hans Wegner Chair Designs
As much as I would like to purchase an original, currently my budget does not allow for it, so here I have included a few alternatives to a Hans Wegner original. Not the same, but definitely a more affordable option!
SOURCE: Hans Wegner chairs (from left to right)
1. Coracle by Benjamin Hubert, Matter
2. Mara Tub Chair, Vogel
3. 135 Lounge Chair, YLiving
4. Magnet Dining Chair, Vogel
5. Kenneth Conbonpue Dimple Stacking Chair, Switch Modern
6. Acapulco Chair, YLiving
7. Tropicali by Moroso, Architonic
8. Bend Seating Farm House, Design Public