CH402 "Kastrup Series" 2 seater
CH402 "Kastrup Series" 2 seater
CH402 "Kastrup Series" 2 seater

CH402 "Kastrup Series" 2 seater
Carl Hansen & Søn

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A balanced and minimalist sofa

The CH402 sofa from 1990 by Hans J. Wegner has a modern design that is both minimalist and comfortable. The construction cleverly conceals the mechanisms by which the upholstered fabric is attached to the frame with a slender element of stainless steel, thus creating an original design feature out of a functional necessity. The CH402 sofa’s visionary and simple design and solid wood interior frame are crafted for durability. The sofa is still in use at Copenhagen Airport to this day and is part of the wider Kastrup Series, which also includes a lounge chair and two larger sofa options. All models in the Kastrup Series are available upholstered in fabric or leather and are completed with a characteristic stainless-steel angled cover plate on each side.
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Son of a shoe-maker in southern Jutland, Hans Wegner, finished his formal training as a cabinetmaker with master cabinetmaker Stahlberg in 1930 before starting at Teknologisk Institut in Copenhagen. He soon moved to the School of Arts and Crafts in the Danish capital where he became architect in 1938, and started teaching in 1946.

In 1940 he joined Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller in Arhus, to design the furniture for the new Arhus city hall. He started to work with 'minister' cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen in 1940 and showed his first furniture in the famous Hansen store on Bredgade 65 in 1941. Johannes Hansen was more than twice as old as the 26 year old Wegner but the unique collaboration between the two became the undisputed backbone of Danish furniture design and the main reason for it's world wide recognition in the fifties and sixties. The Copenhagen Museum of Art and Industry acquired the first Wegner chair in 1942.

In 1943 he started his own design office and 1 year later designed the first of a long series of 'chinese' chairs inspired by portraits of Danish merchants sitting in Ming chairs for Fritz Hansen. In 1950 Wegner designed the “Wishbone Chair” produced by Carl Hansen & Søn in Odense which became the most successful of all Wegner chairs. Most well known for it’s use by Kennedy and Nixon in their famous CBS TV debate of 1960.

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