Originally designed in 1952 for the Copenhagen store Magasin du Nord, the CH71 has been recently revived by Carl Hansen after being taken out of production in the 1970’s. The CH71 is a unity of aesthetics, function and the epitome of comfort, a prime example of Hans J. Wegner’s unique mastery of furniture and upholstery craftsmanship. The Lounge Chair offers a slim, fully upholstered frame that is paired with round tapered legs in solid wood making it ideal for interiors of all sizes. The CH72, a matching sofa, is also available to complete the collection.
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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