Taking inspiration from the stark minimalism of the American Shaker movement, Hans J. Wegner designed the CH36 Chair in 1962. Every element of the chair has been carefully considered, from the slight taper of the legs and the gentle curve of the backrest. The seat is hand-woven in paper cord, enhancing the chair’s functional expression.
Produced by Carl Hansen & Son, the CH36 Chair stands as a testament to the company’s commitment to tradition and artisanship. Embodying Wegner’s commitment to simplicity and functional design, the chair makes the perfect addition to any dining room, enhancing its surroundings with the understated beauty of Shaker furniture.
With his love of natural materials and his deep understanding of the need for furniture to be functional as well as beautiful, Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) made mid-century Danish design popular on an international scale. He began his career as a cabinetmaker in 1931 and subsequently entered the Copenhagen School of Arts & Crafts. After receiving his architectural degree in 1938, he worked as a designer in Arne Jacobsen and Erik Muller's architectural office before establishing his own office in 1943.
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