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CH20 Elbow Chair in Oak Painted Black by Hans J. Wegner

US$1,110per item

About

When Carl Hansen & Søn put the CH20 Elbow chair by Hans J. Wegner into production for the first time in 2005, it quickly established a position as a modern Classic, winning the ICFF Editors’ Award in New York in the same year. The Elbow chair’s characteristic steam-bent backrest, crafted from a single piece of solid wood, provides elbow and lower back support and enables a variety of sitting positions. The chair’s unique rail construction under the seat in form-pressed veneer adds optimal stability in combination with a light and floating expression. Dimensions: 18.5in D x 21.3in W x 28.74in H The lead image is for oak painted black is Thor 301 leather.

Details

  • Creator
    Hans J. Wegner (Designer),Carl Hansen & Søn (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28.74 in. (73 cm)Width: 21.3 in. (54.11 cm)Depth: 18.5 in. (46.99 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Oak,Patinated
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Contemporary
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    8-9 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    CH20CH20CH20CH20CH20CH20CH20CH20CH20CH20CH20

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    Ships From: Farmingdale, NJ
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    This item cannot be returned.

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About the Designer

Hans J. Wegner

Best known for his chairs and seating pieces — though a master of many furniture types like sofas and tables — Hans Wegner was a prolific designer whose elegant, often ebullient, forms and devotion to the finest methods in joinery made "Danish Modern" a popular byword for stylish, well-made furniture in the mid-20th century. Wegner considered himself a carpenter first and a furniture designer second. Like his peers Arne Jacobsen and Finn Juhl, Wegner believed that striking aesthetics in furniture were based on a foundation of practicality: a chair must be comfortable and sturdy before it is chic.In keeping with that tenet, several of Wegner’s best chair designs, seen in dealer listings below, have their roots in traditional seating forms. The Peacock chair (designed in 1947) is a throne-like adaptation of the Windsor chair; pieces from the China chair series (begun in 1944) as well as the 1949 Wishbone chair, with its distinctive Y-shaped back splat, are derived from 17th-century Ming seating pieces, as is the upholstered Ox chair (1960). Wegner’s comfy Papa Bear chair (1951) is an almost surreally re-scaled English wingback chair.Wegner’s most representative piece, the Round chair (1949), gained a footnote in political history when it was used on the TV stage of the first Kennedy-Nixon debate of 1960. That chair, along with Wegner’s more bravura designs, for example the 1963 Shell chair, with its curved surfboard-shaped seat, bring a quietly sculptural presence to a room. Wegner was a designer who revered his primary material — wood — and it shows. His wood gathers patina and character with age; every Hans Wegner piece testifies to the life it has led.
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