CH46 armchair
CH46 armchair
CH46 armchair

CH46 armchair
Carl Hansen & Søn

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Classical, comfortable and superbly-crafted

The 1965 design of the CH46 chair perfectly showcases Hans J. Wegner’s affinity for functional, elegant simplicity. The CH46 is inspired by the American Shaker movement from the 1800s, the characteristics of which are recognized globally as one of the attributes of Scandinavian design. The CH46 chair’s warm, natural materials and comfortable design make it perfect for entrance halls, dining rooms, waiting rooms and conference rooms. It allows for true sitting pleasure with its lightly reclined composition, sculptural armrests and dynamic yet graceful expression. The CH46 chair’s comfortable armrests and back design, together with the hand-woven, paper-cord seat, ensure a comfortable sitting experience for hours on end. The chair is also available in the CH47 version without armrests.
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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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