AN EARLY WEGNER CLASSIC RETURNS
Carl Hansen & Søn has
recreated one of Hans J. Wegner's early designs: the 1950 CH22
lounge chair, which bears the first actual model number from the
first joint collection between the innovative designer and Carl
Hansen & Søn. Wegner's debut collection featured iconic chairs
that have achieved classic status the world over. It also inspired
Wegner's previously unknown CH26 chair design, which until today
has never been produced.
Hans J. Wegner's early CH22 lounge chair and the
CH26 chair, which embody the same design concept.
Hans J. Wegner is undoubtedly one of the most original and
influential furniture designers Denmark has ever produced, and Carl
Hansen & Søn's reintroduction of the CH22 lounge chair - one of
Wegner's early designs - emphasizes his talent for designing and
constructing wooden furniture.
The CH22 was the first model in Wegner's debut collection
created exclusively for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1950 - a series
that also included such iconic designs as the CH24, better known as
the Wishbone Chair, and the elegant CH25 lounge chair. The designs
clearly illustrate Wegner's ability, even early on in his career,
to simplify a construction until it is distilled down to its
essence and is full of character.
In designing the CH22, Wegner also created a blueprint for
transforming the lounge chair into a dining chair - a design that
has never been manufactured and was evidently not even produced as
a mockup. This previously unknown design, with the model number
CH26, bears a striking resemblance to the CH22, sharing many of the
design elements so characteristic of Wegner: organic shapes, bold
backs, light-colored wood and woven seats.
The CH22 and CH26 are available in solid oak and walnut as well
as a combination of these wood types, with various finishes. The
seat is available in natural or black paper cord.
Read more about the CH22 lounge chair.
Read more about the CH26 dining chair.