CH07 | Shell Chair

This variant: Leather Thor 301
By Hans J. Wegner

The CH07 Shell Chair patiently waited for the spotlight for several decades, and is now considered one of Hans J. Wegner’s most iconic and groundbreaking designs.


This variant: Leather Thor 301

By Hans J. Wegner

The CH07 Shell Chair patiently waited for the spotlight for several decades, and is now considered one of Hans J. Wegner’s most iconic and groundbreaking designs.

An architectural masterpiece

When Hans J. Wegner unveiled the design of the CH07 Shell Chair in 1963, some critics loved the avant-garde look, but the general public did not want to accept its bold expression. The mixed reviews of the 1960s resulted in very limited production. When Carl Hansen & Søn reintroduced the Shell Chair in 1998, however, it immediately won broad public admiration. The design’s floating lightness is achieved through its wing-like lines and the arches of its tapered legs. The curved shells of the chair’s signature seat and back are crafted from compression-molded veneer and upholstered, cradling the user in generous comfort. The front legs are crafted from one piece of veneer and the back leg from another, resulting in a uniquely stable and beautiful form. In short, the Shell Chair is clear symbol of Wegner’s belief that a chair should have no back side, but rather be beautiful from all angles.
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Inspiration

The CH07 Shell Chair by Hans J. Wegner has an architectural beauty that makes a bold statement in any space.
Angel Building View
Angel Building View

Hans J. Wegner

Designer
Among Danish furniture designers, Hans J. Wegner is considered one of the most creative, innovative and prolific. Often referred to as the master of the chair, Wegner designed more than 500 chairs in his lifetime – many of them considered masterpieces.. He is probably best known for his iconic Wishbone Chair which has been in continuous production since 1950. The core of Wegner’s legacy is his focus on bringing the inner workings – the soul – of the furniture to the exterior, where the simplicity and functionality can be appreciated.
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Materials

Downloads

CH07 3D Drawings | ZIP
CH07 Revit files | ZIP
CH07 2D Drawings | ZIP

Danish design

Authentic experience

5 years warranty

When you choose a Carl Hansen & Søn product, you gain more than just a piece of furniture. You become part of a proud tradition of distinctive and beautiful craftsmanship, where nothing has been left to chance. The world’s largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner, we also produce works by renowned design masters such as Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen, Ole Wanscher, Kaare Klint, Poul Kjærholm, Mogens Koch, Bodil Kjær and Tadao Ando. Carl Hansen & Søn represents over 100 years of Danish design history and our furniture is sold all over the world.  

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