Hans Wegner Sketches Inform Carl Hansen & Søn’s CH23 Reissue

The Hans J. Wegner-designed CH23 was an original chair for Carl Hansen & Søn.

Hans J. Wegner’s long and fruitful association with began in 1950 with the CH23, one of four original chairs for the furniture maker. Determined to push the potential of wood, the Dane delivered a design that was striking, but eminently functional. “There was a completely new and exciting expression to his work, but also a simplicity,” CEO Knud Erik Hansen says. Out of production for five decades, the chair returns in a reissue guided by Wegner’s own sketches, the only change being a slight rise in height. The straightforwardness still belies a bevy of details: the cruciform cover caps that mark the junction between the form-pressed back and frame, the gentle arch of the rear legs, the double-woven seat. Choose from oak or walnut, or a combination of species, and cord in natural or black.

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The double-woven seat rests on gently arched rear legs.
Cruciform cover caps mark the junction between the form-pressed back and frame.