Generally regarded as the “chair-maker of chair-makers,” Hans J. Wegner designed more than 400 chairs over the course of his prolific career, in addition to other memorable pieces such as cabinets, desks and tables. Almost all of the world’s major design museums – from MoMA in New York to Die Neue Sammlung in Munich – feature his furniture in their collections. One of the few oval wooden tables designed by Wegner, the CH338 Oiled Oak Table (1960) not only serves well for everyday use but also rises to the occasion for festivities involving extra guests. It can be expanded with up to two additional leaves (sold separately), with wooden rails on its underside that house extra legs and hardware to support the leaves when inserted. Yet another product of Wegner’s deep respect for wood and its natural characteristics, this handcrafted oil-finished dining table brings an organic softness to the room. Made in Denmark.
This table can be expanded with up to two leaves (sold separately).
Solid Danish oak tabletop, rails and legs, including extra leg for supporting leaves; plant-based oil finish; stainless steel hardware.
H 28.5" W 78.75" (102.5" with one leaf, 126" with two leaves) D 45.5"
Hans Wegner stands among designers Finn Juhl, Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen, Poul Kjærholm and Verner Panton as a master of 20th-century Danish Modernism. More specifically, he was instrumental in developing a body of work known as organic functionalism. His early training included both carpentry and architecture; he worked for Erik Møller and Arne Jacobsen designing furniture for the Århus Town Hall in the early 1940s before establishing his own furniture studio.
Until the 1960s, Wegner typically collaborated with cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen to realize his designs, most notably gracefully tapered and curved solid wood chairs, often composites of wood and woven rattan or leather. He occasionally experimented with laminates, as in the Three-Legged Shell Chair (1963), or steel and ox hide as in the Ox-Chair (1960) for Erik Jørgensen. While he is best known for his chairs, Wegner has also created memorable cabinetry, desks, tables, beds and lighting. Read more >