To celebrate Hans J. Wegner’s enduring legacy and more than 70 years of collaboration with Carl Hansen & Søn, Carl Hansen has partnered with acclaimed designer Ilse Crawford to develop a new color palette for a limited-edition release of the first chairs he created for them back in 1950.
Designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1950 as one of the first models created especially for Carl Hansen & Son. Casually classic, the chair derives a sense of lightness from its tapered legs and the dynamic angle of its back legs.
A supremely comfortable easy chair that is equally at home beside a coffee table or standing on its own. The CH25 lounge chair, like many of Hans J. Wegner’s other iconic designs, is clean and simple in its distinctive shape. But it's introduction caused a stir due to Wegner’s choice of materials on the backrest and seat.
The woven paper cord, a replacement for seagrass developed during World War II, had not been used in furniture before. However, Wegner was enthusiastic about the look of the material and its non-stretching and optimal durability, and so were generations after him. The CH25 lounge chair has remained tremendously popular and has been in continuous production since 1950: a testament to Wegner’s visionary approach.
It takes a skilled craftsman 10 hours and approximately 400 meters of paper cord to complete one seat and backrest by hand, using a particular technique resembling weaving, which is visible on both sides of the backrest. The striking result of this exacting process is an exceptional chair that is fascinating from all angles.