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CH44 chair & CH53 stool

Carl Hansen – Hans Wegner, 1965

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CH44 Chair & CH53 Stool Carl Hansen & Søn  Hans Wegner, 1965

A beautiful and comfortable chair with superb wood work. Thanks to its lightness, the CH44 lounge chair moves easily in a room. The seat is hand-woven in paper cord (available in natural or black).
Optional cushions, in leather or fabric, with goose down filling.
The CH53 footstool, designed in 1966, is a perfect example of Hans Wegner's passion for craftsmanship and functionality. The footrest is made of solid wood and paper cord, making it an ideal complement to the CH44 armchair or as an occasional seat.

CH44 Chair & CH53 Stool Carl Hansen & Søn  Hans Wegner, 1965
CH44 Chair & CH53 Stool Carl Hansen & Søn  Hans Wegner, 1965
CH44 Chair & CH53 Stool Carl Hansen & Søn  Hans Wegner, 1965

CH44 Lounge chair
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CH44 Chair & CH53 Stool Carl Hansen & Søn  Hans Wegner, 1965
CH44 Chair & CH53 Stool Carl Hansen & Søn  Hans Wegner, 1965
CH44 Chair & CH53 Stool Carl Hansen & Søn  Hans Wegner, 1965

soaped oak

CH44 Chair & CH53 Stool Carl Hansen & Søn  Hans Wegner, 1965

Black painted oak

CH44 Chair & CH53 Stool Carl Hansen & Søn  Hans Wegner, 1965
CH44 Chair & CH53 Stool Carl Hansen & Søn  Hans Wegner, 1965

Soaped oak

White oiled oak

CH44 Chair & CH53 Stool Carl Hansen & Søn  Hans Wegner, 1965
CH44 Chair & CH53 Stool Carl Hansen & Søn  Hans Wegner, 1965

Hallingdal 227 (price group 3)

Canvas 974 (price group 1)

CH44 Chair & CH53 Stool Carl Hansen & Søn  Hans Wegner, 1965
CH44 Chair & CH53 Stool Carl Hansen & Søn  Hans Wegner, 1965

Fiord 551 (price group 3)

Canvas 794 (price group 1)

CH44 Chair & CH53 Stool Carl Hansen & Søn  Hans Wegner, 1965
CH44 Chair & CH53 Stool Carl Hansen & Søn  Hans Wegner, 1965

Hallingdal 130 (price group 3)

Molly 114 (price group 2)

CH44 Chair & CH53 Stool Carl Hansen & Søn  Hans Wegner, 1965
CH44 Chair & CH53 Stool Carl Hansen & Søn  Hans Wegner, 1965

Leather Loke 7240

Leather Sif 93

CH44 Chair & CH53 Stool Carl Hansen & Søn  Hans Wegner, 1965
CH44 Chair & CH53 Stool Carl Hansen & Søn  Hans Wegner, 1965

Leather Sif 90

Leather Sif 92

CH44 Chair & CH53 Stool Carl Hansen & Søn  Hans Wegner, 1965
CH44 Chair & CH53 Stool Carl Hansen & Søn  Hans Wegner, 1965

Oiled oak + Leather Loke 7270

wood & finishes

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CH44 Chair & CH53 Stool Carl Hansen & Søn  Hans Wegner, 1965
CH44 Chair & CH53 Stool Carl Hansen & Søn  Hans Wegner, 1965

Hans J. Wegner

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