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Elliptical & Extendable Tables
CH337 / CH338 / CH339

design Hans J. Wegner, 1962

The elliptical & extendable table series includes three models, CH337, CH338 and CH339, which differ by their length, but share the same width of 115 cm. Their sliding system allows them to accept up to four 60 cm extension leaves (in wood or MDF). These three multipurpose tables, designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1962, were produced in very small quantities before their reissue by Carl Hansen & Søn in 2011. 

Note that each table is made from the same tree – hundred-year-old oak, walnut or beech – to ensure consistency of color and grain.

Width 115 cm – Height 72 cm – Length: CH337 140 cm CH338 200 cm CH339 240 cm

Materials solid beech, oak or walnut

Tabletop thickness 26 mm

Extension leaves 60 x 115 cm. Solid wood or MDF (black or grey) 

CH337 table

Dimensions w/o extension leaf 140 x 115 x H72 cm
Extension leaves 60 x 115 cm (accept 2 extension leaves)

CH337 table
Beech / Oak / Walnut / Mahogany
from 2875 €

extension leaf
Wood or MDF
60 x 115  cm
from 475 €

examples:

CH337 table, soaped oak

CH337 table, oiled oak

CH337 table, smoked oiled oak

CH337 table, oiled mahogany

CH337 table, oiled wal,ut

>> woods & finishes

CH338 table

Dimensions w/o extension leaf 200 x 115 x H72 cm
Extension leaves 60 x 115 cm (accept 2 or 4 extension leaves)

CH338 table
Beech / Oak / Walnut / Mahogany
from 4130 €

extension leaf
Wood or MDF
60 x 115  cm
from 475 €

examples :

CH338 table, soaped oak

CH338 table, oiled oak

CH338 table, oiled smoked oak

CH338 table, oiled mahogany

CH338 table, oiled walnut

>> woods & finishes

CH339 table

Dimensions w/o extension leaf 240 x 115 x H72 cm
Extension leaves 60 x 115 cm (accept 2 or 4 extension leaves)

CH339 table
Beech / Oak / Walnut / Mahogany
from 4539 €

extension leaf
Wood or MDF
60 x 115  cm
from 475 €

examples :

CH339 table, soaped oak

CH339 table, oiled oak

CH339 table, smoked oiled oak

CH339 table, oiled mahogany

CH339 table, oiled walnut

>> woods & finishes

The number in brackets indicates the number of extension(s).

Hans J. Wegner

Hans J. Wegner was born in 1914 in Tønder, Denmark, the son of a shoemaker. At the age of 17, he finished his apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker with H. F. Stahlberg, in whose workshops Wegner’s first design experiments took form. He moved to Copenhagen as a 20 year-old, and attended the School of Arts and Crafts from 1936 – 1938 before he began working as an architect.

As a young architect, Wegner joined Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller in Århus, working on furniture design for the new Århus city hall in 1940. It was during the same year that Wegner began collaborating with master cabinetmaker, Johannes Hansen, who was a driving force in bringing new furniture design to the Danish public.

The Copenhagen Museum of Art and Industry acquired its first Wegner chair in 1942.

Wegner started his own design office in 1943. It was in 1944 that he designed the first “Chinese chair” in a series of new chairs that were inspired by portraits of Danish merchants sitting in Ming chairs. One of these chairs, the “Wishbone Chair”, designed in 1949 and produced by Carl Hansen & Son in Odense since 1950, became the most successful of all Wegner chairs.

Among Danish furniture designers, Hans J. Wegner is considered one of the most creative and productive. He has received practically every major recognition given to designers, including the Lunning prize, the grand prix of the Milan Triennale, Sweden’s Prince Eugen medal and the Danish Eckersberg medal. Wegner is an honorary Royal designer for industry of the Royal Society of Arts in London. Almost all of the world’s major design museums – from The Museum of Modern Art in New York to Die Neue Sammlung in Munich – include his furniture in their collections.

Hans J. Wegner died in Denmark in January, 2007.

Hans J. Wegner’s  contribution to Danish Modern:

- First a cabinetmaker, then a designer: integrates exacting joinery techniques and exquisite form.

- A deep respect for wood and its characteristics – and an abiding curiosity about other natural materials

- Brings an organic, natural softness to formalistic minimalism

- Generally regarded as ”the master of the chair”, with more than 400 chair designs to his name