Carl Hansen & Søn CH25 lounge chair, white oiled oak - natural cord
Carl Hansen & Søn CH25 lounge chair, white oiled oak - natural cord
Carl Hansen & Søn CH25 lounge chair, white oiled oak - natural cord
Carl Hansen & Søn CH25 lounge chair, white oiled oak - natural cord

CH25 lounge chair, white oiled oak - natural cord

Carl Hansen & Søn

$3,456.95 $4,067.00

Carl Hansen & Søn
CH25 lounge chair
$3,456.95 $4,067.00


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Description

Carl Hansen & Søn’s CH25 lounge chair, designed by Hans J. Wegner, was first introduced in 1950. At the time, it was considered revolutionary because of its paper cord seat: paper yarn was developed during World War II and had not been used in the furniture industry before. However, Wegner was inspired by the appearance and durability of the material, and so were generations after him.

Featuring a graceful solid wood frame that is easy to place even in small spaces, the CH25 lounge chair has remained popular since its launch and is a testimony to Wegner’s visionary approach to design. The hand-woven seat and backrest alone take a skilled craftsman about 10 hours to create, using 400 meters of paper cord. Made by hand in Denmark, the carefully finished CH25 chair is a masterpiece of traditional craftsmanship and Danish design.

Colour
White oiled oak, natural
Width
71 cm
Depth
73 cm
Height
73 cm
Seat height
35 cm
Frame material
White oiled oak
Seat material
Paper cord
Backrest material
Paper cord

Hans J. Wegner

Hans J. Wegner (1914–2007) is a world-famous Danish designer known especially for his numerous chair designs. Wegner had a special ability to combine functionality and aesthetics; many of his designs are characterized by playful or poetic features.

Born in Tønder, southern Denmark, Wegner developed a fascination for wood as a material already as a child: he enjoyed wood carving and often spent time in museums, looking for inspiration for his sculptures, and he even took up an apprenticeship with master cabinetmaker H. F. Stahlberg at a young age. Although Wegner began his career as a carpenter in the 1930s, in 1936 he decided to study design – a decision the modern design world is very happy for. Wood remained Wegner's favourite material throughout his prolific career, and most of his chairs are made of wood with the natural material often playing the main role in the design.

Wegner considered ergonomics to be one of the most essential aspects of designing a chair – after all, it was a piece of furniture with which the human body could be in contact for long periods of time. During his career spanning several decades, Wegner designed up to 500 different chair models, many of which have become coveted design classics not only due to their beautiful design but also their superb functionality. Perhaps the most famous of his design is the Wishbone chair, which has been in continuous production since 1950.

Wegner is known as one of the pioneers of Danish modernism and one of the key figures of the Golden Age of Nordic design. During his career, he received a multitude of design awards, including the Lunning Prize as well as the Grand Prix in the Milan Triennale in 1951, the Prince Eugen Medal in 1961 and the C. F. Hansen Medal in 1980.

Would you like to read more about Hans J. Wegner and his work? Discover our books:
Wegner: Just One Good Chair

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    Bogotá, Colombia

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    It is a perfect piece that matchs with the beach environment if our place.

    107 days ago

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