In 2016 Carl Hansen & Son recreated one of Hans J. Wegner's early classic designs: the 1950 CH22 lounge chair, which bears the first actual model number from the first joint collection between the innovative designer and Carl Hansen & Son.
Wegner's debut collection featured iconic chairs that have achieved classic status the world over. It also inspired Wegner's previously unknown CH26 chair design, which until today has never been produced.
The CH22 was the first model in Wegner's debut collection created exclusively for Carl Hansen & Son in 1950 - a series that also included such iconic designs as the CH24, better known as the Wishbone Chair, and the elegant CH25 lounge chair. The designs clearly illustrate Wegner's ability, even early on in his career, to simplify a construction until it is distilled down to its essence and is full of character.
In designing the CH22, Wegner also created a blueprint for transforming the lounge chair into a dining chair - a design that has never been manufactured and was evidently not even produced as a mockup. This previously unknown design, with the model number CH26, bears a striking resemblance to the CH22, sharing many of the design elements so characteristic of Wegner.
Material: Wood and black colour papercord
Dimensions: Width: 69.5cm x Depth: 61.5cm x Height: 72.6cm (Seat Height: 36.8cm)
Delivery: 10/12 weeks
Design Classic - Authentic Carl Hansen / Hans Wegner Design designed in 1950
*** Cover caps on the backrest finished in the same wood finish as the rest of the chair
Danish architect Hans J. Wegner is considered one of the most pioneering furniture designer of the twentieth century. His iconic designs include the Wishbone Chair and the CH25 Lounge Chair. His high quality and thought provoking work, along with effort from several of his manufacturers including Carl Hansen + Son, contributed to the international popularity of mid-century Danish design. He is one of the most prolific and well thought of furniture designers of all time.