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CH445 Wing Chair

c. 1960

by Hans J. Wegner
for Carl Hansen & Søn

CH445 Wing Chair

by Hans J. Wegner
for Carl Hansen & Søn

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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.

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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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