Hans J. Wegner Dining Table in Teak for Andreas Tuck 1955
Hans J. Wegner for Andreas Tuck, dining table, teak, Denmark, 1955.
Dining table with straight tapered legs, by the Danish Designer Hans Wegner. This table is considered as an iconic architectural design by Wegner as he experimented in this model with placing the legs straight under the top. From a distance, this table, like the most of his designs, presents a strong graphic outline with, and in this case fully executed in teak, which is rare to find. A solid, elegant and iconic design by Hans Wegner.
Manufacturer's mark at the bottom of the table.
Hans Wegner (1914-2007) is one of the most profilic furniture designers of the world. Wegner's furniture was designed with the greatest understanding of materials, construction techniques, and use. Wegner is known to be an excellent cabinet maker with thorough understanding of the materials he worked with, yet his greatest aim was to create expressive and exciting design. Although Wegner was a functionalist, he was not a rational dogmatist such as Kaare Klint, of whom he was a student. Instead, his designs sparkle with inventiveness and sculptural sense. But this never meant that his organic and sensuous forms left the strict rules of functionalism. At heart, Wegner was an idealist. He was relentless in his quest for the best chair: 'there is never one damn thing that cannot be made better'. But Wegner was aware of the fact that you cannot design the 'perfect' chair, which gave him the freedom to produce as much as possible. He left behind more than 3500 drawings and about 500 of his designs went into production. His designs feature in the UN Building and Seagram Building in New York, UNESCO's headquarters. NATO's headquarters in Paris, and several buildings by the architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.