Hans J. Wegner’s genius lay in his understanding of form and function. He firmly believed that objects could be both a practical part of a space while also being aesthetically pleasing. The CH417 Tray Table is a clear example of this understanding, combining a removable circular tabletop with a collapsible stainless steel base.
The tabletop is reversible, allowing you to quickly adjust the table’s look to best suit your home. The table’s modest proportions makes it perfect for locations where space is at a premium, its utilitarian aesthetics allowing it to drop seamlessly into a variety of different environments.
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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