CH468 | Oculus Chair

This variant: Grey
By Hans J. Wegner

Designed in 1960, Hans J. Wegner’s stunning CH468 Oculus Chair went into production half a century later, when Wegner’s original drawings were rediscovered.


This variant: Grey

By Hans J. Wegner

Designed in 1960, Hans J. Wegner’s stunning CH468 Oculus Chair went into production half a century later, when Wegner’s original drawings were rediscovered.

An inviting design icon made for relaxation

The story of Hans J. Wegner’s CH468 Oculus Chair is quite unique. In examining the vast archives of the Hans J. Wegner Studio, Carl Hansen & Søn came across a clay model of an unknown lounge chair, along with photos of an early prototype. A later discovery of Wegner’s drawings of the chair made it possible to start production in 2010 in line with the designer’s original vision. “Oculus”, Latin for eye, refers to the eye-like shape in the upholstery of the chair’s back. The combination of an unusual design with a supremely comfortable, supportive structure made the Oculus Chair an instant favorite. The chair’s curved, oversized backrest and large, sloping armrests create an inviting nook for relaxation and provide a dramatic contrast to the lightweight stainless steel legs. The bold shape can serve as the centerpiece of any room on its own, and functions well in groups. The CH468 Oculus Chair is available with the matching CH446 footstool for added comfort.
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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

CH468 3D Drawings | ZIP
CH468 Revit files | ZIP
CH468 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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