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Ch20 Elbow Chair

by Hans Wegner, from Carl Hansen & Son

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ch20 elbow chair

Design Hans Wegner, 1956
Hardwood, upholstered seat
Made in Denmark by Carl Hansen & Son

An attractive and simple stackable dining chair. The low back and horizontal seat also mean that it makes an excellent desk chair. Hans J. Wegner experimented with new materials such as molded veneer, and the chair's seat is made from 11 layers of this material - giving it perfect stability. The seat is available upholstered in fabric or leather. Designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1956, the chair was first introduced in 2005.

Hans J Wegner trained as a cabinet-maker before attending the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts, where he later lectured from 1946 to 1953. From 1938 to 1942, he worked as a furniture designer in Arne Jacobsen and Erik Moller´s architectural practice. In 1943, he set up his own office in Gentofte and collaborated with Borge Mogensen in the design of an apartment shown at the 1946 Cabinetmakers' Exhibition in Copenhagen. Throughout his long career, he has designed furniture extensively for Johannes Hansen and Fritz Hansen. The Royal Society of Arts, London made him an 'Honorary Royal Designers for Industry' in 1959.

Quick-ship versions also available.

28.74" h | 18.5" d | 21.3" w | seat: 18.1" h

$930.00 + free shipping
(Quick-ship options usually ship in 2-4 weeks. Otherwise, please allow approximately 8-12 weeks for your chair to be created and shipped)
Hans Wegner

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.
Carl Hansen & Son Furniture, Denmark
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.


ch20 elbow chair

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Wonderful product!
Ed B., more than a month ago.
Beautiful chair with the highest quality craftsmanship! It's quickly becoming the standard by which I will judge all past and future furniture pieces.
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Beautifully made
Laura/Snoopy, more than a month ago.
The quality of this chair is outstanding. Simple in design but extremely comfortable and chic. It took 3 months to get these but well worth the wait and cost. I bought 4 with the orange wool fabric seat for my kitchen to coordinate with my Saarinen tulip table with white base and laminate top. This chair can blend with many styles but I did go with a more modern table. However my kitchen design is more rustic than modern yet both styles merged beautifully.
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