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CH22 Lounge chair

By Carl Hansen


  • Description

    The CH22 was the first model in Hans J. Wegner's debut collection created exclusively for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1950. It 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 color 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 modernized, 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.

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions: W:69.5 x D:51.5 x H:72.6 cm (seat height: 36.8cm)

    Frame: solid wood
    Seat: paper cord
    Back: veneer
    Armrest: solid wood

    Painted oak finish has clearly visible structure of wood

    The wedge in front legs always comes in contrast wood (oak or walnut).

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  • Designer
    Hans J. Wegner

    Hans J Wegner (1914-2007) trained as a cabinet-maker before attending the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts, where he later lectured from 1946 to 1953. From 1938 to 1942, he worked as a furniture designer in Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller«s architectural practice. In 1943, he set up his own office in Gentofte and collaborated with Børge Mogensen in the design of an apartment shown at the 1946 Cabinetmakers Exhibition in Copenhagen. Throughout his long career, he has designed furniture extensively for Johannes Hansen and Fritz Hansen. The Royal Society of Arts, London, made him an Honorary Royal Designers for Industry in 1959.

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    • Black painted oak
    • Lacquered oak
    • Oiled oak
    • Oiled oak/walnut
    • Oiled walnut
    • Soaptreated oak

    • Black paper cord
    • Natural paper cord

  • Delivery

    14-16 weeks

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