CH25 Lounge Chair
Designed in 1950, the CH25 Lounge Chair was one of the first four chairs Hans J. Wegner created especially for Carl Hansen & søn within his first three weeks with the company. The CH25 Lounge Chair has remained tremendously popular and in continuous production ever since. However, it was a bit of a revolution when Hans J. Wegner designed the CH25 Lounge Chair. Like the Wishbone Chair, it is ambitious and bold in its sculptural shape. Wegner’s choice of woven paper cord for the seat and back was unheard of at the time. Paper cord was actually a sustainable material used during the war. It takes a skilled craftsman 10 hours to hand weave the seat and back of this chair in a unique pattern using approx 400 meters of paper cord. The paper cord is available in natural or black.
Furniture designer Hans J. Wegner is widely regarded as one of the founding fathers of Danish modernism in furniture design. Wegner was born in 1914 in Tønder, Denmark, where he later completed his cabinetmaker training. A two-year period of study at the school of arts and Crafts in Copenhagen followed from 1936 to 1938, after which the 24-year-old Wegner went to work for architects Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller in Aarhus, Denmark. In 1943, at the age of 29, Wegner chose to become an independent furniture designer. Wegner’s life-long passion for quality craftsmanship and his constant pursuit of serene and precise expression continue to make him a source of inspiration for new generations of furniture designers. With such iconic works as the Wishbone Chair and Shell Chair, Wegner proved time and time again that well-conceived design never goes out of fashion. Wegner earned extensive accolades for his work, and his furniture can be found in design museums all over the world, including the Museum of Modern art (MoMa) in New York.
The CH25 Lounge Chair is available in solid oak and walnut with various finishes. The seat is available in natural or black paper cord.
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