Vintage Hans Wegner 290A lounge chair
Vintage Danish chair, a rare and fine example in teak of the GE290A highback, designed by the great Hans Wegner in 1953. Featuring original fabric upholstery in excellent condition. Made by Getama, Gedsted, Denmark.
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.” (Text - Carl Hansen)
Melbourne metro $50.
Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Hobart metro - $250.
Hans Wegner AWARDS (summary)
Grand Prix, Milan Triennale, 1951.
Gold Medal, Milan Triennale. 1954.
Silver Medal, Milan Triennale. 1957.
Honorary Royal Designer of Industry, Royal Society of Arts, London, 1959.
Citation of Merit, Pratt Institute, New York, 1959.
Prince Eugene Medal, 1961.
Citation of Merit, American Institute of Interior Designers, 1967 and 1968.