Carl Hansen & Søn


Dream Chair (TA001)


design Tadao Ando, 2013

fabrics and leathers

clear lacquered walnut
oiled walnut
clear lacquered oak
oiled oak
To know more about the woods, their finishes and care instructions, please visit this page.

woods and finishes

Breeze: 92% wool of New Zealand, 8% polyamide. Gabriel fabric.
Price group 1.
See all Breeze colours.
The Dream chair 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 chair. 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).
Sunniva: 58% new wool, 25% viscose, 8% linen, 5% nylon, 4% polyester. Kvadrat fabric.
Price group 3.
See all Sunniva colours.
Divina 3 / Divina MD / Divina Melange: 100% new wool. Kvadrat fabric.
Price group 3.
See all Divina colours.
LOKE leather (Grp A)
Loke (leather grp A): Buffed, embossed, coated. Recomended for public spaces and homeowners who want easy maintenance at the lowest possible cost.

Custom your Dream Chair

The Dream chair is 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. Large samples, both for wood as for fabrics and leathers, can be sent for free against deposit.
For more customization options, please contact us.
Hallingdal: 70% new wool, 30% viscose. Kvadrat fabric.
Price group 2.
See all Hallingdal colours.
SIF leather (Ggrp C)
Full grain, pure aniline, uncoated. For those who want the very best comfort and quality, and who love the graceful ageing of the very best leather.
THOR leather (Grp B)
Natural grain, semi-aniline, coated. A good compromise between ease of maintenance and comfort.
lacquered walnut + Thor 307 leather upholstery
lacquered oak + Thor 332 leather upholstery
lacquered walnut + Thor 307 leather neck cushion
lacquered oak + Thor 325 leather neck cushion
Tadao Ando designed the Dream Chair as a tribute to Hans J. Wegner. The Dream Chair is a comfortable furniture piece that invites relaxed reflection. A sculptural work of art in itself, the chair is particularly well suited for larger rooms where it can be seen and enjoyed from all angles. The Dream chair is made of three‐dimensional plywood, which has special characteristics that allows it to be curved along two axles during the molding process. Tadao Ando and the cabinetmakers at Carl Hansen & Søn pushed the size and curvature of the plywood sheet in order to achieve the necessary characteristics of a chair, attaining a result beyond what was thought to be possible when working with three‐dimensional plywood.
Tadao Ando founded Tadao Ando Architects & Associates in 1969, where his ideas on architectural design really took root. He has since achieved international acclaim and his original works have received prestigious awards such as the Carlsberg Prize in 1992, the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1995, Premium Imperiale award in 1996, and the Royal Institute of British Architects Gold Medal in 1997.
The Dream Chair is available in oak or walnut (lacquered or oiled) without upholstery, or with fabric or leather upholstery on the front side and an adjustable neck cushion. The neck cushion can be adjusted 7cm. The chair can hold up to 160 kg.
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