CH26 Chair des. Hans J. Wegner, 1950 (made by Carl Hansen & Son)
The CH26 dining chair by Hans J. Wegner finally came to life in 2016. The chair is another variant of a design Wegner had made exclusively for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1950.
Shown here in oiled oak, this configuration costs £995 plus postage which is calculated at checkout. At the time of writing this specification is in stock . A selection of other timber and seat finishes are available, please contact email@example.com or call 01274 531163 Lead times on made-to-order items 6-8 weeks.
The CH26 dining chair by Hans J. Wegner was put into production by Carl Hansen & Søn in close collaboration with the Hans J. Wegner Design Studio and in accordance with Wegner’s original working drawing. The chair is part of a series of iconic chairs Wegner created for Carl Hansen & Søn. Along with the CH22 lounge chair, Wegner created a working drawing for translating the lounge chair’s form into a dining chair, the CH26. Yet he never actually manufactured a mock-up of the armchair and it remained unknown to the public for decades. In 2016 – the same year as the reintroduction of the CH22 – Carl Hansen & Søn brought the CH26 design to life. The CH26 dining chair closely resembles the lounge version with its organic shapes, refined back and hand-woven seat, and features proportions ideal for longer periods of sitting at a dining table or a desk
Dimensions: 80cm high, 59 cm wide, 52 cm deep, seat height 44.5cm
About Hans J Wegner
Among Danish furniture designers, Hans J. Wegner is considered one of the most creative, innovative and prolific. Often referred to as the master of the chair, Wegner created almost 500 chairs in his lifetime – many of them considered masterpieces. He is probably best known for his iconic Wishbone Chair which has been in continuous production since 1950. The core of Wegner’s legacy is his focus on bringing the inner workings – the soul – of the furniture to the exterior, where the simplicity and functionality can be appreciated.