Hans J. Wegner
set of six armchairs from Magasin du Nord
made by Johannes Hansen, Denmark, c. 1950
material oak, leather
size 23 ½ w x 22 ½ d x 32 ¾ h in seat height 17 ¾ inches
description This design was custom-ordered for the interior of Magasin du Nord’s department stores in the 1950s. Few were produced and this rare set comes from the collection of a former employee of Magasin du Nord’s Odense location. The set has remained in the family ever since.
condition As designed, there are holes drilled to nearly every leg on each example. Some have been filled while others are open. There has been restoration on one front leg as needed. Small points of loss and abrasions to leather. Surface abrasions from contact to legs with some noticeable fading to wood.