ch07 maharam shell chair

ch07 maharam shell chair

ch07 maharam shell chair

Design Hans Wegner, 1963
Form-pressed plywood, upholstery
Made in Denmark by Carl Hansen & Son

On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the perpetually innovative Shell Chair (CH07), Carl Hansen & Son has partnered with Maharam, the leading North American textile resource, to curate a unique collection showcasing the stylish versatility of this iconic piece. Maharam's diverse range of textiles, including homespun wool textures, re-editioned designs of the Wiener Werkstätte and Alexander Girard, and collaborations with Hella Jongerius and Paul Smith.

The Shell Chair has long been viewed as one of Hans J. Wegner's strongest designs. It first saw the light of day in 1963, but it took 35 years before it enjoyed its popular breakthrough and received numerous design awards. Through its unique silhouette and superior comfort, Wegner demonstrated that he had truly achieved what he had set out to do: create the ideal shell chair.

Shell Chair CH07 features form-pressed plywood shells. The 3 legs consist of a laminated construction, the 2 front legs are made of one continuous piece and the hind leg is a separate element. To enhance the comfort, Wegner added 2 upholstered cushions which are fastened to the shell with screws from the back.

For this special anniversary edition, twenty special Shell Chairs, each with a different Maharam textile are offered in your choice of wood & finish options.

29.1" h | 32.7" d | 36.2" w | seat: 13.8" h

Quick-ship versions:
- the firm - beech, ncs_s3502_y
- names - beech, ncs_s6020_r80b

$2,625.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(Quick-ship options usually ship in 3-5 days. Otherwise please allow 3-8 weeks for delivery)

Hans Wegner

Hans Jųrgensen 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. Mųlgaard 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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