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.
An elegant, luxurious armchair that was designed in 1970 and reintroduced in 2008 in honour of the 100th anniversary of Carl Hansen & Søn. The chair works on its own or with the CH102, CH103 and CH104 sofas. The chair’s legs, visible frame and the front of the armrests are made of stainless steel. The chair is available upholstered in leather.
31″ W x 30.5″ D x 28″ H, Seat Height: 16″
Made from solid beech and European down. Upholstered in a selection of leathers.