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 CH30 dining chair showcases Wegner's signature style: His organic design and exceptional craftsmanship can be seen in sophisticated details such as the cruciform cover caps on the curved, oval backrest that pitches back in line with the rear legs to achieve ultimate comfort. Combined with the wide, form-pressed padded seat it makes for a chair with a high level of comfort and functionality.
As the highly comfortable chair can be tucked under a table, it only takes up limited space which makes it ideal for any modern context.
20.5" W x 18.5" D x 30.7" H
Seat: 17.3" H x 18.5" D
Available in variety of wood finishes. The seat is available upholstered in fabric or leather.