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wegner j16 rocking chair

by Hans Wegner from Fredericia

wegner j16 rocking chair

Design Hans Wegner, 1944
Solid wood, hand-woven natural paper cord seat
Made in Denmark by Fredericia

"A chair should have no back side. It should be beautiful from all sides and angles" -Hans Wegner

Hans J Wegner's J16 rocking chair is one of Denmark's most iconic pieces of furniture. With its enormous versatility and simple design, it has allowed it to function as a timeless benchmark throughout shifting epochs of design, from the 1940s through today. The finished craftsmanship in solid wood that characterizes the pieces in "The J Collection" means they are suitable for everyday use in private homes, restaurants and in public spaces.

World-renowned designer of iconic Danish chairs, Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) insisted on infusing his functional designs with a poetic and playful edge. Wegner's essential rocking chair, the J16, was designed as part of a program to popularize the idea of simple modernism led by Børge Mogensen during the 1940s in Denmark. Designed in 1944, Wegner's rocker with the sensually curved arms was inspired by traditional Windsor and Shaker furniture, fused with Wegner's poetic lines.

Hans J. Wegner is acclaimed for his chair designs that made mid-century Danish design popular on an international scale. He began his career as a cabinetmaker in 1932, subsequently studying at the Copenhagen School of Arts & Crafts. Throughout a long and productive life, Wegner designed roughly 500 chairs, many of which have become popular classics that are still in production today. Wegner's furniture is exhibited in prestigious design museums around the world, and he has received several honors and awards.

The rocking chair is available in a variety of wood options with a natural, hand-woven paper cord seat. Optional seat, back and neck cushions can also be specified by calling the hive showroom.

42.1" h | 24.8" w | 36.6" d | seat: 16.5" h | 24.25 lbs.

$3,985.00 + free shipping
average rating: 5

Hans Wegner

Hans Wegner’s thoughtful high quality work contributed to the popularity of Danish Modern design. His style is described as Organic Functionalism.
Fredericia is a Danish Modern design house with a heritage of honoring quality through careful selection of materials, attention to detail and craft.


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