CH22 Lounge Chair des Hans J. Wegner, 1950 (made by Carl Hansen & Son)
The CH22 lounge chair was designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1950. It has become an iconic representation of the modern Danish design philosophy.
The CH22 was brought back into production by Carl Hansen & Søn in 2016. It features elegant armrests, an envelope-woven paper cord seat, and a distinctive back shell in form-pressed veneer with striking oblong cover caps. The chair’s refined joinery is evident in the finger-jointed corners of the seat frame, with the front legs locking into wooden wedges in a colour contrasting with that of the frame. Today, while parts of the process have been modernised, the CH22 is still manufactured as it was when Wegner oversaw initial production at the Hansen family facilities in 1950, with expert hand craftsmanship employed from assembly through to surface treatment and seat weaving.
Dimensions: 69.5cm wide, 61.5cm deep, 72.6cm high, 36.8cm seat height.
Pictured in oiled oak and walnut. This specification of the CH22 costs £2325 plus postage which is calculated at checkout. This chair can be ordered on this page; many other variations are available, orders take 6-8 weeks, contact us for details: email firstname.lastname@example.org / call 01274 531163 / visit our expert team, who have tonnes of product knowledge, in store.
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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.