Providing Carl Hansen & Son with remarkable design for over 70 years, the acclaimed Hans J. Wegner has created another standout piece. First introduced in 1954, the sculptural CH78 is a fusion of distinguishing visual identity, functionality, and minimalist aesthetic that is still highly relevant today.
The CH78 welcomes the user with a combination of curved and organic shapes, whilst the angled legs and armrests give the chair a sense of relaxation. Delicately crafted from solid oak, the moulded frame gives a light expression with a stable feel. Upholstered in Kvadrat Fiord fabric in a collection of autumnal hues, the dynamic CH78 demonstrates faultless design whilst of course providing the utmost comfort.
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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