copy of Mid-Century Modern CH30P chair foamed seat by Hans Wegner. New product.
- Wegner, Hans J.
- Carl Hansen & Søn
- CH006 On demand. Delivery time 8-10 weeks
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Hans J. Wegner presented the CH30 chair in 1954 and the harmonious design embodies his ongoing journey to design the perfect chair.
The CH30 dining chair showcases Wegner’s signature style: His organic design and exceptional craftsmanship can be seen in sophisticated details such as the cruciform cover caps on the curved, oval backrest that pitches back in line with the rear legs to achieve ultimate comfort.. Combined with the wide, form-pressed padded seat it makes for a chair with a high level of comfort and functionality.
As the highly comfortable chair can be tucked under a table, it only takes up limited space which makes it ideal for any modern context.
Having been out of production for a number of years, the chair is recreated in close collaboration with Hans J. Wegner’s Design Studio. The elegant CH30 chair is produced according to his original working drawing—an extra two centimeters have been added in height to accommodate modern standards.
The CH30 is crafted in oak or walnut in various finishes and features a padded seat upholstered in either leather or fabric.
|Dimensions||L52 x P47 x H78 cm – H seat 46 cm|
|Material||Frame in solid wood. Seat : Foamed seat with fabric or leather|
|Fournisseur||Carl Hansen & Søn|
Wegner, Hans J.
Among Danish furniture designers, Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) is considered one of the most creative, innovative and prolific. Often referred to as the master of the chair, Wegner created almost 500 in his lifetime – many of them considered masterpieces. His iconic Wishbone Chair is probably the most well-known and has been in continuous production since 1950.
Wegner was part of the spectacular generation that created what is today referred to as ‘the Golden Age’ of modern Danish design. “Many foreigners have asked me how we created the Danish style,” Wegner once said. “And I’ve answered that it was a continuous process of purification and of simplification – to cut down to the simplest possible design of four legs, a seat, and a combined back- and armrest.”
The son of a cobbler, Wegner was born in 1914 in Tønder, a town in southern Denmark. He began his apprenticeship with Danish master cabinetmaker H. F. Stahlberg when he was just 14 years old. Later on, he moved to Copenhagen and attended the School of Arts and Crafts from 1936 to 1938 before setting out as a furniture designer.
In 1938, Wegner was approached by architects and designers Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller, and started designing furniture for the new Aarhus City Hall. During the same period, Wegner began collaborating with master cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen, who was a driving force in bringing new furniture design to the Danish public at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibitions.
The core of Wegner’s legacy is his focus on showing the inner soul of furniture pieces through a simple and functional exterior. Wegner’s background as a cabinetmaker gave him a deep understanding of how to integrate exacting joinery techniques with exquisite form. His aesthetic was also based on a deep respect for wood and its characteristics, and a vast curiosity about other natural materials that enabled him to bring an organic, natural softness to formalistic minimalism.
Wegner established his own design studio in 1943 and created a series of lightweight chairs for Carl Hansen & Søn from 1949 until 1968, including the Wishbone Chair, which has been in production at Carl Hansen & Søn ever since.
Wegner is seen as one of the most renowned and creative Danish furniture designers. He received many design awards, including the Lunning Prize in 1951, the Grand Prix of the Milan Triennale in 1951, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ Eckersberg Medal in 1956, Sweden’s Prince Eugen Medal in 1961, the Danish Furniture Prize in 1980, the C. F. Hansen Medal in 1982, and the 8th International Design Award in 1997. He was made an Honorary Royal Designer for industry by the Royal Society of Arts in London in 1959, became an honorary member of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1995, and was awarded an honorary Doctorate by the Royal College of Art in 1997.
Almost all of the world’s major design museums, from the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Designmuseum Danmark in Copenhagen to Die Neue Sammlung in Munich, exhibit his works. Hans J. Wegner died in Denmark in January 2007, aged 92.