CH22 easy chair
CH22 easy chair
CH22 easy chair
CH22 easy chair
CH22 easy chair
CH22 easy chair
CH22 easy chair
CH22 easy chair

CH22 easy chair
Carl Hansen & Søn

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Expertly-crafted with many subtle details

The CH22 lounge chair by Hans J. Wegner was brought back into production by Carl Hansen & Søn in 2016. It features elegant armrests, an envelope-woven paper cord seat, and a distinctive back shell in form-pressed veneer with striking oblong cover caps. The chair’s refined joinery is evident in the finger-jointed corners of the seat frame, with the front legs locking into wooden wedges in a color contrasting with that of the frame. Today, while parts of the process have been modernized, the CH22 is still manufactured as it was when Wegner oversaw initial production at the Hansen family facilities in 1950, with expert hand craftsmanship employed from assembly through to surface treatment and seat weaving. The CH22 lounge chair was introduced as part of a series that marked Wegner’s first masterpieces for Carl Hansen & Søn.
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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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