CH445 Wing Chair
for Carl Hansen & Søn
The CH445 Wing Chair was built by Hans J. Wegner as a fully upholstered easy chair on a solid beech frame that rests on hand-finished stainless steel legs. The composition showcases his excellent understanding of the material and structural dynamics and presents a dramatic, sculptural shape with instant visual appeal.
The true beauty of this sophisticated work, however, lies beneath the surface. Hidden out of view is a seat and backrest design that allows for a variety of positions, always providing superb support for the back, shoulders, neck, and head. The thin legs, slightly higher in front than in the back, give the chair an ideal pitch.
Designed in 1960, the Wing Chair was originally produced in very limited numbers and relaunched in 2006 based on Wegner’s original design.
The CH445 Wing Chair is available with the matching CH446 footstool for added comfort.
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.