CH29 Sawbuck Chair
from Carl Hansen & Son
designed by Hans Wegner
Designed by Hans Wegner in 1952, the Sawbuck chair's name refers to its uniquely shaped back, which tips its hat to the lumbering tools that made its solid wood construction possible. It embodies his desire to create simple objects with form and function combined. Details such as the joint between the front and back legs and the sculpted, comfortably curved back set it apart, and the seat front is wider to supply an even more comfortable sitting position. Wonderfully suited for use as a dining chair, the Sawbuck Chair is beautiful enough to enhance any room as a side chair.
The Sawbuck Chair's frame is made of solid ash, beech, or oak. To enhance the chair's comfort, Wegner added an upholstered seat cushion - and that's where it gets really fun. You can choose from a plethora of fabric and leather colors to perfectly suit your taste.
- 31.9" h | 20.9" w | 19.3" d
- seat height: 17.3"
- Solid wood frame gives the chair a remarkably stable base while keeping it lightweight
- Comfortably provided with leather or fabric upholstery
Materials & MeasurementsMaterials:
Cold foam, upholstered in leather or fabric
31.9" h | 20.9" w | 19.3" d | seat height: 17.3"
Environmental InformationCarl Hansen & Son views sustainability through the lens of good design:
- Furniture that is made to last, and that is timelessly designed, is sustainable
One look at the classic furniture created by Hans Wegner and you know that none of these pieces will ever be unwanted, and they'll last a long, long time
- Sustainable sourced materials should be used as much as possible
Wood is FSC-certified, and comes from Danish and American forests
- Treating employees well and taking care with production processes is sustainable
Massages for everyone! Carl Hansen & Son employees get free, regular massages to keep them uninjured and happy
Modern, energy-efficient equipment is used in combination with energy-conservation practices
Scrap wood is burned to create energy
Shipping cartons are made with as little material as possible
Airfreight is reduced to a minimum
About the ManufacturerThe family-owned Carl Hansen & Son has been producing hand-made pieces since 1908. However, it was not until the late 1940s that the Danish furniture house, under the direction of Holger Hansen (the "Son"), joined forces with Hans Wegner and began a partnership that would help further not just the company but the entire Danish Modern design style. Wegner's unique, modern designs initially tested the company's production team as it had previously dedicated itself to more traditionally home-style pieces. Under Holger Hansen's guidance the partnership flourished; in the 1950s and 1960s the Carl Hansen Company and Hans Wegner both received international acclaim for their boundary-pushing work. One of the first pieces to emerge from this partnership was the Wishbone Chair, one of four chairs that Wegner designed specially for Carl Hansen in 1949. While the company faced difficulties during the second half of the 20th century, including Holger Hansen's sudden death in 1962, Carl Hansen & Son persevered and began the 21st century with a renewed focus, set on bringing Danish Modern furniture back to the center of the design world. Since 2001, when grandson Knud Erik Hansen assumed control of the company, Carl Hansen & Son has expanded in Denmark, continued to produce top-quality, hand-crafted furniture, gone on producing successful Wegner designs, and introduced new, previously unseen pieces from the legendary Danish designer.
One of the prime influences in Danish Modern design during its formative years, Hans Wegner first began to design furniture after attending the Carpenters' Guild Furniture Exhibits in Copenhagen, Denmark. Shortly after completing his studies at what is now The Danish Design School, he was tasked by Arne Jacobsen with designing all the furniture of his Arhus City Hall. After working with Jacobsen for a short time, he began designing furniture for the Carl Hansen & Son furniture company in 1949. From that partnership came classics such as the Wishbone Chair, Elbow Chair, Shell Chair, and Wing Chair. Still as fresh now as they were then, these enduring pieces of modern furniture bear testimony to Wegner's craftsmanship and inspiration.