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CH44 Lounge Chair

c. 1965

by Hans J. Wegner
for Carl Hansen & Søn

CH44 Lounge Chair

by Hans J. Wegner
for Carl Hansen & Søn

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The CH44 Lounge Chair designed by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn one of a range of Shaker-inspired Wegner pieces that also includes the CH46 and CH47 dining chairs. The CH44 features Wegner’s char­ac­ter­is­tic, visible joints between the front legs and armrests, with the armrests widen­ing to provide strength to the joints that connect to the back legs. The chair is crafted from solid wood and features a durable paper cord seat. It is avail­able with optional seat and back cush­ions and the match­ing CH53 foot­stool for added comfort.

The CH44 Lounge Chair is avail­able in solid oak with various finishes. The seat is avail­able in natural or black paper cord

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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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