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.
Wegner’s CH102, CH103 and CH104 sofas are a series of beautiful and luxurious sofas available as 2, 3 and 4-seater sofas. Great on their own, they also make the perfect group with, for example, his matching CH101 lounge chair and CH106 glass coffee table.
The sofas are handmade over a beech wood frame, and feature fully-upholstered turnable cushions made from a foam core surrounded by European down and cold foam. The legs, the visible frame and the front of the armrests are all made of stainless steel. Designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1970.
CH102: 59″W x 30.5″ D x 28″ H, Seat Height: 17", Arm Height: 24"
CH103: 86″W x 30.5″ D x 28″ H, Seat Height: 17", Arm Height: 24"
CH104: 112.5″ W x 30.5″ D x 28″H, Seat Height: 17", Arm Height: 24"
The sofas are available upholstered in a variety of leathers.