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Three Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) for Johannes Hansen "Model JH 501" "The Chair" Armchairs

Auction: 20th Century Design - 3400T Location: Online Date / Time: June 17, 2020 12:00PM


Three Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) for Johannes Hansen "Model JH 501" "The Chair" Armchairs, Denmark, c. 1960, two in oak, the other teak, woven cane, branded maker's mark, ht. 30 1/4, wd. 25, dp. 20 1/2 in.

Note: Among Danish furniture designers, Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) is considered one of the most creative, innovative, and prolific. Often referred to as "the master of the chair," Wegner created almost 500 in his lifetime – many of them considered masterpieces.

Wegner was part of the spectacular generation that created what is today referred to as 'the Golden Age' of modern Danish design. 'Many foreigners have asked me how we created the Danish style,' Wegner once said. 'And I've answered that it was a continuous process of purification and of simplification – to cut down to the simplest possible design of four legs, a seat, and a combined back- and armrest.'

Almost all of the world's major design museums, from the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Designmuseum Danmark in Copenhagen to Die Neue Sammlung in Munich, exhibit his works. (Carl Hansen & Son)
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Minor breaks to seat caning on all three chairs. One side stretcher split. No breaks or repairs to joints.

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Johannes Hansen, Carl Hansen, Hans J. Wegner, Designmuseum Danmark, Munich