CH327 Dining Table
from Carl Hansen & Son
designed by Hans Wegner
Designed by Hans Wegner in 1962, the simple and elegant CH327 Dining Table is the ultimate solid wood dining table. Large, yet not overwhelming in its presence, the table stands lightly on graciously formed legs. The slender legs are offset perfectly by a 1" thick solid wood tabletop that appears to float above the frame. Three crosspieces support the tabletop, and enable the table's main design feature.
In keeping with Wegner's ideology and spirit for simplicity, the tabletop is made from uninterrupted sections of solid wood running the entire length of the table. This solution, compared to full-width sections, reveals more of the wood's structure, results in a more harmonious surface, and is considerably more difficult to produce. With the CH327, Wegner purposely designed a table that would be elegantly simple and easy on the eyes, not caring that it would be a burden to manufacture.
The CH327 Dining Table is available with optional extension leaves, in black or grey laminated MDF. The leaves attach to the ends of the table due to its unique construction.
- 28.3" h | 74.8" or 97.6" w | 37.4" d
- Tabletop: 1" thick
- Distance between legs, smaller table: 50" (sides) x 24.4" (ends)
- Distance between legs, larger table: 72.8" (sides) x 24.4" (ends)
- Leaves: 37.4" x 15.7" each
- Made from solid wood in ash, beech, oak or walnut
- End-to-end tabletop construction enhances the beautiful wood grain
- Optional leaves sold separately
Quick Ship versions (please call us at 888-467-6278 to order):
74.8" Size | Oak | Oil Finish | No Leaves | $5,665
97.6" Size | Oak | Oil Finish | No Leaves | $7,365
The 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.