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Hans Wegner for Andreas Tuck Desk with Drop-Leaves in Oak and Teak

Sale price$7,800.00

Hans J. Wegner for Andreas Tuck, desk, model 'AT305', solid oak, teak veneer, Denmark 1955

Hans Wegner created a coherent table which is achieved by the implementation of purely geometric forms. The structure and arrangement of each individual element contributes to the table's composition of straight and angular lines and shapes. On each side, a fold-down leave is attached which allows the user to enlarge the surface of the table. The base is executed in oak and provides sufficient storage space by means of three drawers. Fun fact: When Wegner first exhibited this style of drawer handles at the Cabinetmakers Guild Exhibition, the press referred to them as "nipples". Designer and manufacturer's stamp is present underneath the top.

Hans Wegner (1914-2007) is one of the most prolific furniture designers of the world. Wegner was born in 1914 in Denmark and began his apprenticeship with Danish master cabinetmaker H.F. Stahlberg when he was fourteen years old. Afterwards, he moved to Copenhagen and attended the School of Arts and Crafts between 1936 and 1938. In 1938, he was approached by the architects and designers Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller. It was also during this period that he started to collaborate with cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen. In 1943, he established his own studio, and he became one of the most renowned and creative Danish furniture designers. Wegner's furniture was designed with the greatest understanding of materials, construction techniques, and use. Wegner is known to have 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'. However, Wegner was aware that he could not create 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.

Width of the table without leaves: 140 cm.

Please note that this item is in good, used condition with traces of age and use. The top contains minor veneer damage, scratches, and stains. The framework exhibits overall wear. Restoration is possible before shipping by our experienced craftsman and -women in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized restoration is possible as well.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Andreas Tuck (Cabinetmaker) Hans J. Wegner (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1955
  • dimensions Height 28.35 in. Width 91.34 in. Depth 29.93 in.
  • dimensions Height 72 cm Width 232 cm Depth 76 cm
  • material Oak Teak
  • origin Denmark
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50113350