When Hans J. Wegner designed the two sofas CH162
& CH163 in 1965, he merged innovative comfort with his
characteristic emphasis on making the structural elements visible -
and to flawless results.
Carl Hansen & Søn discovered this sofa
design, which Wegner created for the modern living room of his day,
in the designer's vast archives - and relaunched it in 2013.
Wegner's unparalleled attention to detail is
visible throughout, as is his ability to transform functionally
necessary elements into unique details.
The two-seater CH162 sofa is built upon a solid
beech wood frame whose vertical and horizontal lines are softened
by upholstered cushions made of a foam core surrounded by European
down and cold foam. Using down in a sofa construction was a brand
new idea at the time and enabled Wegner to infuse exceptional
comfort into a fairly geometric shape.
The enlarged wooden plugs in the armrests - the
sofa's most characteristic details - artfully conceal screws that
simplify reupholstering while bringing attention to the simple,
elegant frame construction.
The classic sofa is a available as both a
two-seater and as a