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 CH53 stool functions equally well on its own, in groups or paired with one of Wegner’s classic solid wood lounge chairs, like the CH44. Easy to move around and crafted from solid hardwood and durable paper cord this stool offers you endless options and will last for generations.
20″ W x 15.5″ D x 17.5″ or 18.5″ H.
Available in a variety of finishes in Beech and Oak. The hand woven paper cord seat is available in natural or black paper cord. Available in two heights.