Carl Hansen & Søn

 

Model 51

(MK10040)

 

design Mogens Koch, 1936

oiled walnut + leather SIF 90
oiled oak + leather SIF 98

woods

To know more about the woods, their finishes and care instructions, please visit this page.
clear lacquered walnut
oiled walnut
black painted oak
(wood rain visible)
clear lacquered oak
oiled oak
white oiled oak
soaped oak
Sif 98
Sif 95
Sif 93
Sif 92
Sif 91
Sif 90
Sif is a full grain, uncoated pure aniline ox hide. Only the very finest hides are chosen. The tanning and dying processes are one and the same. No final pigmentation or coating are applied, so slight variations within hides and between hides may occur. Sif has the most exclusive touch and the highest breathability. It has the most natural surface structure which is whey scars or other marks may be visible. Be aware that the light or vegetal colours will age with patina and grace – however, they are also very susceptible to stains. The darker colours will fade somewhat if exposed to sunlight for a longer period of time. We recommend this type of leather for those who want the very best comfort and quality, and who love the graceful ageing of the very best leather.
Sif leather – price group C
Thor 399
Thor 398
Thor 390
Thor 377
Thor 359
Thor 350
Thor 332
Thor 325
Thor 310
Thor 307
Thor 306
Thor 301
Thor 300
Thor is a semi-aniline ox hide with a natural grain and a coated surface. More uniform hides are chosen for this type of leather. It has a largely uniform surface structure with some visible scars or other marks. After aniline dying, a pigmentation coat is added to give perfect colour uniformity. Finally, a top coating is added to give the leather a protective layer. This type of leather has a good touch and low breathability. The advantages of Thor are that it requires low-maintenance and resists most stains and fading from sunlight. We recommend this type of leather for homeowners who want a good balance between maintenance and comfort. Thor is available in many colours.
Thor leather – price group B
Mogens Koch designed the Easy Chair 51 along with the Model 52 Sofa for the 1936 Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition as a set of fireside furniture.
 
Koch believed in honest design and was opposed to legs that appeared seemingly out of nowhere, seeing this as cheating. He similarly disapproved of using upholstery to hide cheap wood and felt that every design's construction should be of high quality throughout.
 
The Model 51 easy chair's visible frame structure exemplifies the Danish functionalists' idiom of separating the bearing part from the borne part - or the frame from the seat - to fully show the furniture's construction and highlight the high-quality, natural materials, thus making the construction a design feature in and of itself. The sofa's upholstered section is loosely placed on a visible, solid wood frame whose top row holds the seat securely in place.
 
Frame solid oak or walnut
Upholstery leather
Dimensions W68 x D63 x H44 cm
Seat/backrest/cushions CMHR cold fireproof foam, European down
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