Carl Hansen – CH22 Lounge Chair
Brand: Carl Hansen & Son
Designer: Hans Wegner
Price: from £2,065.00
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Carl Hansen & Son has recreated one of Hans J. Wegner’s early designs: the 1950 CH22 lounge chair, which bears the first actual model number from the first joint collection between the innovative designer and the Danish furniture manufacturer. Wegner’s debut collection featured iconic chairs that have achieved classic status the world over. It also inspired Wegner’s previously unknown CH26 chair design, which until today has never been produced.
Wegner designed the CH22 lounge chair in 1950 and presented it in August of the same year at the ‘Købestævnet’ exhibition in Denmark. Manufactured to Wegner’s exacting original specifications, the CH22 is a low armchair with a solid wood construction featuring Wegner’s characteristically shaped armrests and a paper-cord seat in what is known as an envelope weave.
The chair’s refined joinery is evident in the finger-joined corners of the seat frame, with the forelegs locking into wooden wedges in a colour contrasting that of the frame. The distinctive back shell in form-pressed veneer features oblong cover caps as a striking detail.
The CH22’s complex, intricately detailed construction may explain why the lounge chair has long been out of production. Today, while parts of the production process have been modernised, the chair is still manufactured as it was more than six decades ago – that is, with excellent hand craftsmanship, from assembly through the surface treatment and seat weaving.
Solid wood frame in oak or walnut and backrest in oak or walnut veneer. Various surface finishes available. Natural or black paper cord seat.
Choice of oak or walnut cover cap for the backrest joint detail.
Oak/Walnut mixed version - Frame in oak and armrest/backrest in Walnut.
W69.5 x D61.5 x H72.6cm Seat H36.8cm (at front)