CH07 Shell Chair by Hans J. Wegner

CH07 Shell Chair

Carl Hansen & Søn

When Hans J. Wegner unveiled his Shell chair in 1963, some critics loved the avant-garde design, but the general public was reluctant to accept the chair’s bold and different look. 

A few decades later the Shell chair was reintroduced and it immediately won several design awards and broad public admiration. The design’s floating lightness is achieved through its wing-like lines and the arches of its tapered, laminated legs. The curved shells of the chair’s signature seat and back are crafted from compression molded veneer and upholstered. A three-legged construction with the front legs formed out of one piece of veneer and the back leg from another – providing great stability.

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Materials
Frame available in Oak, smoked Oak or Walnut in the following finishes:
Oak - clear lacquer, oil, white oil or black lacquer.
Smoked Oak - oil.
Walnut - clear lacquer or oil.

Seat upholstered in Carl Hansen's leather. Please enquire for other finishes and upholstery options available.

Dimensions
Width 92 cm × Depth 83 cm × Height 74 cm. Seat height 35 cm

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Carl Hansen & Søn

Carl Hansen opened his furniture workshop in Denmark in 1908 and soon became known for the high quality of his work. From one off production the company gradually began to produce small series of its most popular pieces. This combination of hand craftsmanship and rational series production soon became the firm's hallmark - and continues to set it apart today.

Carl Hansen & Søn is the largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner and also produces outstanding furniture classics by some of Denmark's most influential architects such as Mogens Koch, Kaare Klint and Ole Wanscher.

True to its founding values, it is Carl Hansen & Søn's ambition to make furniture of the highest quality and beauty with respect for sustainable design, materials and more than 100 years tradition of craftsmanship.