ch445 lounge chair & ch446 footrest

ch445 lounge chair & ch446 footrest

ch445 lounge chair & ch446 footrest

Design Hans Wegner, 1960
Solid beech frame, upholstery, metal legs
Made in Denmark by Carl Hansen & Son

"Being able to change positions in a chair has always been a foundation of Wegner's ergonomics; designing a chair that combines form and function so beautifully is Wegner's genius." -Knud Erik Hansen

In 1960, Danish design legend Hans J. Wegner sketched an upholstered easy chair with calm, clean lines and exceptional functionality. This chair was never put into series production until now.

The CH445's look is unmistakably Wegner. Like his other easy chairs, sculptural lines allow it to stand on its own in a variety of settings. Among Wegner's easy chairs, the CH445 is notable for the serenity and harmony of its design. While the CH445 is a work of art, it is made for sitting not just for looking, and it greets its guests with exceptionally generous comfort.

Produced using Hans Wegner's original drawings with the original construction and materials techniques - including solid beech frames and hand-sewn piping. Available in your choice of fabric or leather upholstery.

The CH445 has been nominated for the classic innovation award at IMM Cologne 2006.

ch445 lounge chair: 40.6" h | 35.4" w | 35.4" d | seat: 15.4" h
ch446 footrest: 14.8" h | 24.6" w | 19.3" d

Quick-Ship Versions:
- Divina melange 180 (dark grey)
- Divina melange 120 (light grey)
- Thor 301 (black leather)
- Loke 7150

$6,800.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(Quick-ship options usually ship in 3-5 days. Please allow 8-12 weeks for custom configurations to be created, shipped and delivered)

Hans Wegner

Hans Jørgensen Wegner’s (1914 - 2007) high-quality and thoughtful work contributed to the international popularity of mid-century Danish design. His style is often described as Organic Functionality, a modernist school with emphasis on functionality, arising primarily in Scandinavian countries. In his lifetime, he designed over 500 different chairs, over 100 of which were put into mass production, with many recognizable icons among them. Born to cobbler Peter M. Wegner, he worked as a child apprentice to Master cabinetmaker H. F. Stahlberg. With an affinity for wood, he attended the Danish School of Arts and Crafts and the Architectural Academy in Copenhagen. In 1936, he began studies at what is now The Danish Design School, with O. Mølgaard Nielsen as teacher.
A workshop in Odense, Denmark in 1908, was the birthplace of the Carl Hansen company. With a fast reputation for quality work, Carl Hansen confidently took on large projects like dining room sets and bedroom suites. However, Hansen eventually learned to capitalize on scaled-back versions of his popular sellers, realizing that their strongest asset was its hand craftsmanship and rationality. Carl Hansen invited Hans Wegner to create designs in 1949, launching a mutually beneficial relationship bringing success to the company and exposure to the young Wegner. Wegner was still relatively unknown, but soon gained wide acclaim that continues to today.
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