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Hans Wegner CH88P Stacking Chair with upholstered seat

by Hans Wegner from Carl Hansen & Son

hans wegner ch88p stacking chair with upholstered seat

Design Hans Wegner, 1955
Solid wood back, upholstery, steel
Made in Denmark by Carl Hansen & Søn

To mark the 100th anniversary of Hans J. Wegner's birth, Carl Hansen & Søn has launched Wegner's CH88 chair - a 1955 design that has, to date, existed only as a prototype.

The CH88P is versatile both in terms of its appearance and usability thanks to its numerous finish, frame, and room placement options. Characteristically, the upper structure features a steam-bent wooden backrest for back support, with slight curvatures of the backrest's ends providing a natural resting place for the arms. The steel frame, with straight back legs, supports an oval-shaped wooden seat. This blend of materials, combined with a minimalist design, results in a light, organic, industrial expression. And the new, stackable design (stackable up to 4 chairs) offers a valuable benefit. The CH88 is available in beech and oak in a range of finishes. The frame is available in stainless steel, powder coated or chrome, and the seat with optional leather or textile upholstery.

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.

30.1" h | 17.5" d | 22.4" w | seat: 17.5" h

$765.00 + 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)
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Hans Wegner

Hans Wegner’s thoughtful high quality work contributed to the popularity of Danish Modern design. His style is described as Organic Functionalism.
Carl Hansen & Son produces Danish Modern classics and continues to expand the collection with new designs. The CH24 Hans Wegner Wishbone chair has been in continuous production since 1949.

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