Hans Wegner chairs: Premium reproductions of timeless classics
Perhaps the most influential Danish furniture designer, Hans J. Wegner is a creator of some of the most iconic mid century modern dining chairs in Scandinavian style.
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A master of Scandinavian mid century style
Hans Wegner is arguably one of the most influential Scandinavian designers of all time. This Danish genius carpenter and master innovator has made a name for himself as the creator of some of the most iconic classics of Scandinavian mid century design, including the world-famous Wishbone chair with its iconic woven paper cord seat, Shell chair with three legs and experimental design or Easy armchair in mid century modern style with a rustic touch. Known and praised as one of a kind carpenter with an impeccable sense of working with wood, Wegner readily employed his expertise to create a huge collection of outstanding mid century modern seating solutions which set the standard for modern furniture back then and which is consider to be a golden standard to this day.
Wegner dining chairs
Wegner dining chairs, with the iconic Wishbone chair as the most popular one, are perhaps his best known designs with most of them being designed for the manufacturer Carl Hansen (and later Fritz Hansen). And although this Danish artist and creator worked on lounge chairs, ottomans and stools too, his dining chairs are what helped him rise to international and practically global fame. With their perfect blend of comfort and functionality, of style and pragmatism, Wegner designs bring a unique take on the very concept of a chair, profoundly changing the legacy of Danish design as a whole. And with his amazing expertise and skill when it comes to carpentry, he produced these designs in a truly unique way, with masterful joinery, flowing forms and a sense of raw natural beauty of wood. Most of Hans Wegner chairs are marked by this masterful use of natural materials, even though he had several experiments with more modern materials during his fruitful career, which haven’t compromised the characteristically retro aesthetic of his designs.
The famous Wishbone chair, as well as most of other Wegner dining chairs, belongs to a series of chairs that were inspired by the portraits of Danish merchants sitting in traditional Chinese chairs from the Ming dynasty era. However, Wegner designs furthered developed the core elements of the Chinese seating solutions in a typical Scandinavian manner and in line with the postulates of Danish modern, with great regard for minimalism, function and simple elegance – all the qualities which his work perfectly exemplifies, both in his more recognisable and conventional models and those which are much more experimental, such as three legged Shell chair.
Hans Wegner lounge chairs
During his long and fruitful career, Hans Wegner created a number of armchair designs. Some of them, like the Easy chair CH25, are typical Wegner designs based on natural materials, expressive wooden frames and sculptural yet unimposing form, while others, such as the famous Papa Bear chair or Ox chair are inspired by more conventional leather upholstered lounge chairs which can easily catch attention as statement pieces in any modern and stylish home. However, regardless of the exact style that Wegner pursued with his designs, all of them feature a glimpse into the typical Scandinavian style and sensibility that emerges from the fusion of comfort and style. Wegner’s lounge chair are one of a kind statement pieces which are more than just a stylish addition to your home, they can quickly become an essential element of your nook and something that is synonymous with the comfort you will certainly keep in mind when returning home from a long day at work and looking forward to relaxing with a good book or in front of a TV.
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With the immense popularity of Wegner’s world-famous designs, it comes as no surprise that the modern market is oversaturated by Wegner chair replicas and knock offs of questionable quality. Here at byBESPOEK, we offer you something different – Wegner chairs reproductions of premium quality that are virtually indistinguishable from the original. All of our reproductions are manufactured through a unique and carefully planned process during which our teams of designers, engineers and craftsmen look for ways to optimize the material utilization, reducing the excess material to the least possible amount, while at the same time focusing on ways to adapt cutting-edge industrial processes to the specific design of each model. And this same process is repeated with uttermost precision and attention with every Wegner model, from molded plywood Shell chair to composite and experimental Flag Halyard chair.
This approach allows us not just to produce flawless reproductions of these iconic Wegner designs, but also to do so at just a fraction of the original price, without compromising on the quality. With great care and time invested in sourcing only the highest quality materials, we make sure that all of our Hans Wegner chair reproductions retain the quality, the comfort and the style that made the original so sought-after throughout the world.