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CH46 | Chair

FSC™-certified oak, oil, natural paper cord

Classic chair design showing quality craftsmanship

Hans J. Wegner´s CH46 chair is simple and functional, but, at the same time, also elegant. One senses that Wegner could be inspired by the simple chairs of Southern Europe and the American Shaker movement, but he has personalized his inspiration. Ergonomics was an essential consideration for Wegner in his designs. Careful coordination between slopes and proportions ensured that each chair was optimally suited for the human body. The choice of curved hind legs plays an important role in the construction and balance of the chair. The rearward bending at the top ensures a comfortable incline of the backrest, while the angle of the bottom ensures that the chair cannot fall backwards. The chair seat is woven from paper cord and the two backrest bars are laminated from 3 different thicknesses of wood which are then curved into a soft but tense bow shape. At the front, the armrest has the same elegant rounding as the front leg while curving slightly upwards toward the back where it is firmly fastened between the two backrest bars. The legs and armrests have a slightly arched surface. The comfortable armrest, the good back support and the handwoven seat in paper cord, all incorporated in a timeless design, make CH46 comfortable and suitable for the dining room, conference rooms and waiting rooms. When Carl Hansen & Søn started working on CH46 in 1966, Wegner also gave them the drawing for a chair without armrests, model number CH47. CH46 and CH47 are related to Wegner’s lounge chair CH44 from 1965.

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  • CH46 | Chair

    FSC™-certified oak, soap, natural paper cord

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CU CH46 Cushion

    Danish designAuthentic experienceUp to 5 years warranty*

    When you choose a product from Carl Hansen & Søn, you get more than just a piece of furniture. You will become part of a long and proud tradition of beautiful and distinctive craftsmanship where nothing is left to chance. We are the world’s largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner, and we also manufacture furniture created by renowned furniture designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen, Ole Wanscher, Kaare Klint, Poul Kjærholm, Bodil Kjær, and Tadao Ando. Carl Hansen & Søn represents more than 100 years of Danish design history, and our furniture is sold worldwide.


    *Indoor furniture 5 years warranty. Outdoor furniture 2 years warranty

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