CH88P chair with upholstered seat
CH88P chair with upholstered seat
CH88P chair with upholstered seat
CH88P chair with upholstered seat
CH88P chair with upholstered seat
CH88P chair with upholstered seat
CH88P chair with upholstered seat
CH88P chair with upholstered seat

CH88P chair with upholstered seat
Carl Hansen & Søn

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Considered design with a personal expression

The CH88P dining chair is an example of Hans J. Wegner’s exploration of materials. The elegant combination of upholstery, wood and steel shows Wegner’s ability to make minimalist forms appear soft and comfortable. Wegner originally developed the CH88P as a prototype with colored legs for the international Helsingborg Exhibition of 1955 in Sweden. In 2014, the chair went into production for the first time. The CH88P dining chair’s clever construction and stackable quality make it highly functional. The steel frame combined with the wooden backrest and seat provide an elegant design and comfortable form. The CH88P is available with a seat upholstered in leather or fabric, adding even greater versatility and comfort, whereas the CH88T chair is available with an elegant form-pressed seat in veneer.
  • CH88P chair with upholstered seat
  • CH88P chair with upholstered seat
  • CH88P chair with upholstered seat
  • CH88P chair with upholstered seat
  • CH88P chair with upholstered seat
  • CH88P chair with upholstered seat
  • CH88P chair with upholstered seat
  • CH88P chair with upholstered seat
  • CH88P chair with upholstered seat
  • CH88P chair with upholstered seat
  • CH88P chair with upholstered seat
  • CH88P chair with upholstered seat
  • CH88P chair with upholstered seat
  • CH88P chair with upholstered seat
  • CH88P chair with upholstered seat
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Son of a shoe-maker in southern Jutland, Hans Wegner, finished his formal training as a cabinetmaker with master cabinetmaker Stahlberg in 1930 before starting at Teknologisk Institut in Copenhagen. He soon moved to the School of Arts and Crafts in the Danish capital where he became architect in 1938, and started teaching in 1946.

In 1940 he joined Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller in Arhus, to design the furniture for the new Arhus city hall. He started to work with 'minister' cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen in 1940 and showed his first furniture in the famous Hansen store on Bredgade 65 in 1941. Johannes Hansen was more than twice as old as the 26 year old Wegner but the unique collaboration between the two became the undisputed backbone of Danish furniture design and the main reason for it's world wide recognition in the fifties and sixties. The Copenhagen Museum of Art and Industry acquired the first Wegner chair in 1942.

In 1943 he started his own design office and 1 year later designed the first of a long series of 'chinese' chairs inspired by portraits of Danish merchants sitting in Ming chairs for Fritz Hansen. In 1950 Wegner designed the “Wishbone Chair” produced by Carl Hansen & Søn in Odense which became the most successful of all Wegner chairs. Most well known for it’s use by Kennedy and Nixon in their famous CBS TV debate of 1960.

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