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CH28 Lounge Chair

c. 1951

by Hans J. Wegner
for Carl Hansen & Søn

CH28 Lounge Chair

by Hans J. Wegner
for Carl Hansen & Søn

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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.

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Hans J. Wegner

Denmark (1914–2007)

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.

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