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.
Carl Hansen & Søn is proud to present a lounge chair and sofa highlighting Hans J. Wegner's unique mastery of upholstery and furniture craftsmanship. Wegner possessed a rare ability to unite aesthetics, function and comfort - a talent clearly evident in the sculptural furniture set the world-famous Danish architect and designer first introduced in 1952. The CH71 lounge chair and CH72 two-seater sofa, which have not been in production since the late 1970s, now join the Carl Hansen & Søn collection.
Both the CH71 and CH72 are characterized by relatively small dimensions, a slim, comfortable, fully upholstered frame, and round, tapered legs in solid wood. The comfortable furniture set features loose cushions and upholstered armrests that are finished with elegant, rounded, solid wood handles.
Available in variety of wood finishes. Uphoslteres in a selection of fabrics.