The CH162 and CH163 sofas can be customized by playing with the choice of wood and fabric / leather. You will find below information to help you choose the wood of the structure, and a preselection of fabrics and leathers particularly suited for this sofa. Besides their intrinsic characteristics, fabrics and leathers are distinguished by their price category: groups 1, 2 and 3 for fabrics (increasing prices), groups A, B and C for leather (idem). Do not hesitate to contact us to talk directly of your project. We also have at your disposal a wide collection of wood, fabrics and leathers samples, we will gladly send it you free of charge (against deposit).
Loke (leather grp A): Buffed, embossed, coated. Recomended for public spaces and homeowners who want easy maintenance at the lowest possible cost.
The CH162 & CH163 sofas are proposed with soaped, oiled, white oiled and lacquered wood.
The soaped finish is that which gives the most natural aspect to the wood: its colour and its touch remain quite unchanged. It’s the finish which will please wood lovers. Maintenance should be made with soaped water: it’s easy but requires a bit of work.
The maintenance of the oiled finish is less demanding and will please those who are looking for a good compromise between easy daily use and a natural aspect. Unlike the soaped finish, the oiled finish will evolve with time: the contact zones will gain a nice slightly bright luster. Maintenance should take place two to three times a year with a very lightly abrasive sponge and oil. Oil darkens the wood a bit; the white oil finish allows to keep the original light colour.
The lacquered finish has the advantage of a very easy maintenance: it can be wiped clean with a damp sponge. As the oiled finish, the lacquered finish darkens the wood a bit. Contrary to the oiled finish, the aspect won’t change with time.
Custom your own CH162 or CH163 sofa
CH163 – smoked oiled oak + Sif 98 leather
CH163 – white oiled oak + Byron 2101
CH163 – smoked oiled oak + Sunniva 811
CH162 – oiled oak + Divina MD 203
The CH162 & CH163 sofas are available in fabric and leather versions.
The Breeze, Hallingdal, Divina and Sunniva fabrics are available in a wide range of colours we invite you to discover by clicking on the links below.
For the leathers, Carl Hansen recommends Loke, Thor and Sif, available respectively in 17, 11 and 6 colors.
We are at your disposal to help you in your choice. Largesamples, both for wood as for fabrics and leathers, can be sent for free against deposit.
Upon delving into Hans J. Wegner’s vast archives, Carl Hansen & Son found a sofa design Wegner created for the modern living room in 1965. The sofa’s simple design features vertical and horizontal lines that are softened by cushions, which work with the frame’s angling to ensure a comfortable sitting posture. Carl Hansen & Son is relaunching the sofa in a new series that comprises two-seat and three-seat versions titled CH162 and CH163, respectively.
“The sofa series was originally known as the ‘Down Cushion Sets’, because cushions filled with feathers were an innovation at the time. Wegner chose feather cushions to create a soft and inviting look – a style that broke with the standard practice of using cushions of fixed upholstery. It is yet another example of Wegner’s unconventional approach to furniture design that makes him unique. We are proud to manufacture his furniture and bring his ever-relevant treasure trove of designs out into the light for everyone to see and enjoy,” says Knud Erik Hansen, CEO of Carl Hansen & Son.
The sofa’s legs have four equal sides that grow wider at the front when they reach the armrest, creating a triangular shape. An enlarged wooden plug in the middle of this triangle not only becomes the sofa’s most characteristic detail, but also hides a screw that makes reupholstering much easier. It is this innovative approach to giving functionally necessary elements unique expression that is particularly characteristic of Wegner.
When the sofa is viewed from the side, one can see that rather than following the sofa’s front edge downward, the upholstery slants inward on its path down towards the side rail, breaking the stringent lines in the simplest way.
The series is available in oak, walnut and ash with a variety of finishes, and the textile options includes many colours and fabric styles.