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.
Hans J. Wegner designed the CH446 footrest as an obvious match to his two iconic lounge chairs, the CH445 Wing Chairand the CH468 Oculus Chair. All three designed in 1960. However, it works equally well on its own or in groups. The footrest is crafted around a solid beech wood frame with legs in stainless steel giving the footrest both a light appearance and a durability that will keep it around for generations to enjoy.
24.5″ W x 19.5″ D x 15″ H
The CH446 is available upholstered in either one of our many fabrics or in one of our three different types of leather. Available in stainless steel legs.