CH28 Lounge Chair
for Carl Hansen & Søn
Functional and sculptural, with an exceptional finish, Hans J. Wegner’s CH28 lounge chair design features many of the master’s signature elements. Sharp and shapely lines contrast beautifully in this highly-appealing chair. Ease back in comfort with rounded edges and delicate touches. Though angular and precise in its expression, the CH28 lounge chair, closely related to Wegner’s famous Sawbuck Chair, showcases Wegner’s dedication to finding the optimal balance of function and visually pleasing form. The design also achieves excellent comfort. Noteworthy details include rounded armrests, wooden seat buttons that contrast with the wood grain of the seat and back, and the intriguing dynamic between the thin, bent seat and back and the more robust round legs.
The CH28 lounge chair is available in solid oak and walnut as well as in a combination of these wood types, with various finishes. The seat and back are also available upholstered in fabric or leather from the collection.
Credit: Carl Hansen and Søn
Hans J. Wegner
Designing approximately 500 products in his lifetime, many of them chairs, Hans J. Wegner was a prolific talent whose designs have become synonymous with modern Danish design. He dreamed up his famous CH24 chair, or Wishbone chair, for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1949, and it instantly became a bestseller. Still today, the chair is ubiquitous in residences, restaurants, offices, and other spaces around the world.
At age 14, Wegner apprenticed with Danish master cabinetmaker H. F. Stahlberg, a training that would lead to the expert joinery and technique that emerged in his own furniture. He carried a deep respect for wood and the material allowed him to introduce a natural and organic sensibility to the minimalist and functional forms he designed. In the 1940’s, he worked for Erik Møller and Arne Jacobsen designing furniture for the Aarhus City Hall in Denmark before establishing his own furniture studio.
Wegner collaborated with Carl Hansen & Søn on numerous iconic pieces and the Danish manufacturer continues to produce many of his artful creations, such as the CH07 Shell chair and CH20 Elbow chair.