CH23 Dining Chair - walnut - des Hans J. Wegner, (made by Carl Hansen & Son)


The CH23 Chair was created in 1950. An early masterpiece by Hans J. Wegner, it set new standards for modern furniture design with its lightness, artistic expression and ergonomic form.

The CH23 uses natural materials and elegant details to create a warm and inviting feel. It may appear uncomplicated at first glance but the chair incorporates many fine, sophisticated details, among them the elegant cruciform cover caps in the backrest, a unique hand-woven seat and backward arching rear legs that ensure optimal stability. Carl Hansen & Søn relaunched the CH23 in 2017, true to Wegner’s original working drawing. 

Pictured in walnut with a natural cord seat. Made to order, lead time 6-8 weeks.  Many variations of this beautiful chair are available, contact us for details -  email / call 01274 531163 

Dimensions: 50.5cm wide, 50.5cm deep, 78.5cm high, seat height 44.5cm

As with all the furniture on this site, we'd be delighted to take your order online but if you'd prefer to discuss things with a human being please email / call 01274 531163 or come and see us in person.

About Hans J Wegner

Among Danish furniture designers, Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) is considered one of the most creative, innovative and prolific. Often referred to as the master of the chair, Wegner created almost 500 in his lifetime – many of them considered masterpieces. 

Wegner was part of the spectacular generation that created what is today referred to as ‘the Golden Age’ of modern Danish design. “Many foreigners have asked me how we created the Danish style,” Wegner once said. “And I’ve answered that it was a continuous process of purification and of simplification – to cut down to the simplest possible design of four legs, a seat, and a combined back- and armrest.”

The son of a cobbler, Wegner was born in 1914 in Tønder, a town in southern Denmark. He began his apprenticeship with Danish master cabinetmaker H. F. Stahlberg when he was just 14 years old. Wegner died in Denmark in January 2007, aged 92. Today almost all of the world’s major design museums exhibit his work.