CH445 "Wing" Easy Chair
CH445 "Wing" Easy Chair
CH445 "Wing" Easy Chair
CH445 "Wing" Easy Chair
CH445 "Wing" Easy Chair
CH445 "Wing" Easy Chair

CH445 "Wing" Easy Chair
Carl Hansen & Søn

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Estimated lead time 20 weeks

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Complex design and supreme comfort

The CH445 Wing Chair was built by Hans J. Wegner as a fully upholstered easy chair on a solid beech frame that rests upon stainless steel legs. The composition showcases his excellent understanding of material and structural dynamics and results in a dramatic, sculptural silhouette with instant visual appeal. The true beauty of this sophisticated work, however, lies beneath the surface. Hidden out of view is a seat and backrest design that enables a variety of positions, always providing superb support for the back, shoulders, neck and head. The slender legs, higher at the front than the back, give the chair the ideal pitch. Designed in 1960, the Wing Chair was originally produced in very limited numbers, but relaunched in 2006 based on Wegner’s original design. The CH445 Wing Chair is available with the matching CH446 footstool for added comfort.
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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.

Inspiration

Hee Welling x HAY Designer talks. In conversation with Hee Welling

Hee Welling x HAY Designer talks. In conversation with Hee Welling

Hee Welling x HAY Designer talks. In conversation with Hee Welling

Hee Welling x HAY Designer talks. In conversation with Hee Welling

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Carl Hansen & Søn inspiration
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