The shell chair's seat and back are made of form-pressed plywood shells. The 3 legs are also made from laminated plywood - the 2 front legs are one continuous piece that wraps under the seat, and the rear leg is a separate piece. To enhance the chair's comfort, Wegner added 2 upholstered cushions which are fastened to the shell with screws from the back and bottom.
Designed by Hans Wegner in 1949 and produced without interruption since 1950, the Wishbone Chair is a masterpiece of craftsmanship - and an icon of the design style which came to be known as Danish Modern. The CH24 Chair, known as the Wishbone Chair because of the shape of its back, is a lithe, light chair that is wonderfully suited for use as a dining chair. The Wishbone Chair features curved rear legs and a steam-bent, semicircular top rail that dually functions as backrest and arms. The Wishbone Chair's frame is made of solid ash, beech, oak, or walnut. The seat is hand woven from nearly 400 feet of paper cord that can last up to 50 years.
The CH322 Dining Table was designed by Hans Wegner in 1960 and features an exquisite design with timeless appeal. The steel base combines beautifully with the wooden top, offering a modern style complete with the warmth of wood. The 1 inch thick table top offers plenty of support as your family gathers round for dinner while the minimal design makes this piece suitable for both a quick morning bite or a fancy family meal.
The CH327 Dining Table was designed by Hans Wegner in 1962 is the ultimate wood dining table. The CH327 Dining Table from Carl Hansen walks that fine line between offering plenty of dining space without being overwhelming. Slender legs support a 1 inch thick top offering a minimal , almost floating appearance. The top of the CH327 Dining Table features solid wood pieces running the length of the table, fully exhibiting the beauty of the wood materials.
The Elbow Chair embodies a desire to create simple objects with form and function combined. Wonderfully suited for use as a dining chair, the Elbow Chair is beautiful enough to enhance any room as a side chair. The Elbow Chair's frame is made of solid ash, beech, or oak.
The Oculus Chair is a sculptural easy chair whose construction, back, and neck support afford a variety of very comfortable ways to sit. The craftsmen build the interior frame from solid beech, according to Wegner's original design. Brushed stainless steel legs finish this finely-detailed lounge chair and help to create balance. CH468 is available upholstered in leather or fabric.
The Hans Wegner CH445 Wing Chair has a striking shape and timeless quality with its hand-sewn piping. The heigh back allows for support and comfort while lounging. The solid beech frame and steel legs make it strong and sturdy. Customize yours with a variety of colored fabric upholstery and leather options.
The CH335 Dining Table was designed by Hans Wegner in 1960. Beautifully combining steel and wood components, the CH335 Dining Table features a timeless design that has stood the test of time since in its original introduction. The CH335 Dining Table brings clean lines and a modern, minimal style to any dining area. A versatile piece, the minimal CH335 Dining Table is great for both a quick morning bite or a more formal family dinner.
The CH338 Dining Table from Carl Hansen is a hallmark of modern dining tables. Originally designed by Hans Wegner in 1962 the CH338 Dining Table features slender wooden legs that majestically support the 1 inch thick table top. The perfectly symmetrical form promises to bring an elegant minimal, modern touch to any dining room.
The CH339 Dining Table from Carl Hansen combines fine materials and elegant design into a majestic piece that brings a modern, minimal touch to any dining room. Originally designed by Hans Wegner in 1962, the CH339 Dining Table features slender legs that support the 1 inch thick top. The symmetrical frame adds to the CH339 Dining Table's modern appeal. Whether you need a quick bite to eat or a place to host your entire family for a formal dinner, the CH339 Dining Table offers modern, functional design for any dining room.
The CH388 Dining Table from Carl Hansen was originally designed by Hans Wegner in 1960 and stands as the benchmark of modern dining table design. A 1 inch thick top is supported by slender legs, offering a sleek, modern look. A thoroughly modern and elegant piece, the CH388 Table is a great addition to any dining or eating space.
The Carl Hansen CH53 Stool is perfect as a sitting stool, occasional seating or footrest. The solid wood frame supports a hand woven paper cord seat that offers comfort and durability. Durable, and elegantly modern the CH53 Stool was designed by Hans Wegner and has offered timeless style ever since.
The CH56 Stool from Carl Hansen is a beautiful counter-height stool that is versatile enough to fit with almost any decor. The CH56 Dining Stool features a solid wood seat base and frame with an upholstered seat and metal foot ring for additional comfort. Originally designed by Hans Wegner in 1985 the CH56 Stool is ideal as occasional seating or for a meal at your next high-height dining table.
Designed by Hans Wegner in 1958 for the Copenhagen Airport in Kastrup, the CH401 Airport Chair (also known as the "Kastrup Chair") embodies the understated, useful, space-saving ethos of modern design. Since its original application, the chair has been a part of both commercial and public interiors - as well as private homes, as the appeal of its simplicity has long arms. The CH401 Chair is available in hundreds of fabric and leather choices.
The CH25 Easy Chair from Carl Hansen is a light, classic lounge chair that is ideal for any home or office. The solid wood frame supports the hand-woven paper cord, offering exquisite comfort and support. The slanted back and relaxed seat angle provide incredible comfort and an eye-catching profile.
The CH336 Dining Table was designed by Hans Wegner in 1960 and has stood as a benchmark of modern design ever since. The CH336 Dining Table brilliant combines materials, offering a steel base that supports an elegant 1 inch thick top. The clean lines of the CH336 Dining Table from Carl Hansen brings modern, minimal design to any space.
The Sawbuck Chair designed by Hans Wegner is elegantly sculpted with craftsman quality details like the solid wood materials of ash, beech, or oak and joint construction. The upholstered seat cushion comes a variety of colors in fabric or leather.
The CH111 Chair from Carl Hansen and Son was designed by Hans Wegner in 1970 and has an exquisite design. The elegant CH111 Chair features a steel base, padded seat and supple upholstery that combine with the clean lines to offer a timeless design. This well-made chair fits seamlessly into any modern office or home.
The CH110 Desk from Carl Hansen offers the perfect combination of steel and wood to bring style, function and a commanding presence to your office. The expansive wood top provides abundant work space. Locking drawers provide storage space and the option of privacy. Originally designed by Hans Wegner in 1970 the CH110 Desk is a powerful addition to any office.
Smart Furniture is pleased to offer furniture from the internationally famous workshop of Carl Hansen & Son. Their furniture has become a staple of modern design the world over for its exemplary use of materials, its firm grasp on line and form, and its reliance on great simplicity. They also happen to be the best place to get works of furniture art from the late Hans Wegner, one of the greatest designers who ever lived.
Carl Hansen & Son are a Danish company, and the furniture they've created for years is a large part of the canon of Danish Modern Design. From chairs to tables, they have their finger on the pulse of an art movement that has made furniture more beautiful, more necessary, and more important to the homes (and even museums) that cherish them.
At Smart Furniture we've collected all of the very best pieces from the vast collection of this historic company. Furniture by Carl Hansen & Son and Hans Wegner is among the most classic and sought after the world over. And at Smart Furniture we offer our customers lots of important choices in how the chair or table actually appears - here you can choose between hundreds of textiles, colors, and finishes to get precisely what you're looking for.
Carl Hansen & Son has been around for more than a century. In that time they have developed partnerships with some of the great design minds of the last 100 years, including most notably that of Hans Wegner. Together with Holger Hansen, Wegner's designs came to define the style that is now known as "Danish Modern," and Hansen & Son was the company that sent that work all over the world to be owned and enjoyed by all.
That partnership began in the late 1940s and continued on until Wegner's death. The furniture produced in the intervening years is among the most impressive bodies of work any furniture designer has ever produced. Not only were the pieces original and meaningful, they were beautiful and useful. They were and are a major hit, perfect for any home with a taste for high style.
Wegner's designs were so unique in fact that at first it was difficult to produce them using the same traditional methods Danish carpenters had been using for as long as they could remember. But within 10 years of first choosing the work together Carl Hansen & Son and Hans Wegner were very much "on the map."
But the legacy of Carl Hansen & Son has not been fully set. Not content to live in the past or rest on their laurels, today the company continues to innovate, create, and revitalize. They continue to make gorgeous furniture, reach out to like minded designers, and expand their business across the globe. The first chapter of the company was the minting of Danish Modern design - and the second is now being written. Browse through our amazing selection of new and old pieces from this venerated company, and see what would be perfect in your home - you're certain to find something that's just right.
One of the very first pieces that Hans Wegner created was the Wishbone Chair, so named for the distinctively shaped back piece of the chair. This was one of the major products that put the company on the map, and today it's still as fresh and engaging as it ever was.