Hans J. Wegner was born in 1914 in Tønder, Denmark, the son of a shoemaker. At the age of 17, he finished his apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker with H. F. Stahlberg, in whose workshops Wegner’s first design experiments took form. He moved to Copenhagen as a 20 year-old, and attended the School of Arts and Crafts from 1936 – 1938 before he began working as an architect. As a young architect, Wegner joined Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller in Århus, working on furniture design for the new Århus city hall in 1940. It was during the same year that Wegner began collaborating with master cabinetmaker, Johannes Hansen, who was a driving force in bringing new furniture design to the Danish public.
Among Danish furniture designers, Hans J. Wegner is considered one of the most creative and productive. He is often referred to as the master of the chair – having designed more than 500 of them; many of these are considered masterpieces of chair design and continue to be collector’s items around the world.
The seemingly simple three-legged design of the CH008 coffee table has become one of Wegner’s most iconic. And deservingly so, given that an equal amount of effort went into designing the solid wood tabletop as the solid wood frame that connects the three round legs to the tabletop and emphasizes key visible elements as much as the more hidden structural parts.
Diameter Options include: 30.7″, 34.7″ or 39.4″ D. Height Options include: 17.3″, 18.9″ or 20.9″ H
Available in a variety of finishes in Oak or Walnut