ch44 - with seat cushions

ch44 - with seat cushions

ch44 - with seat cushions

Design Hans Wegner, 1951
Hardwood, cord caning, upholstered cushions
Made in Denmark by Carl Hansen & Son

The design of Wegners easy chair is quiet but like all his other designs executed with great consequence down to the last detail. The comfort is optimal for such a light chair with wooden back, woven seat and slim armrests. The comfort may, however, be improved by adding the 2 light CH44 cushions which make the chair a little softer to sit in. The back cushion is suspended from the top of the rear legs where a groove is made to hold the 2 loops of the cushion. Cushions are offered in cold foam or European down.

One of the advantages of the CH 44 easy chair is its modest dimensions and its low weight, which makes it almost as easy to move around as a dining chair. It is ideal where lack of space prohibits the use of an ordinary armchair or where you want a more airy atmosphere than the room normally offers.

31" h | 26" d | 25" w | seat: 15" h

$2,390.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(please allow 8-12 weeks for this special chair to be created and shipped to your location)

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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