Hans J. Wegner designed the CH71 lounge chair and CH72 sofa in 1952, drawing on expertise in cabinetmaking and upholstery. The result is a finely crafted, fluid design that appears as striking today as it did over half a century ago.
With its slender frame and flowing, sculptural form, Hans J. Wegner’s CH71 lounge chair and CH72 sofa design is a testament to the legendary Danish designer’s unique understanding of woodworking and upholstery. Created in 1952, the design shows all the hallmarks of the ‘Master of the Chair’, including a seamless unity of form and function, and a refined aesthetic that has remained effortlessly contemporary throughout the passing decades.
As well as being a highly skilled cabinetmaker, Wegner possessed a thorough knowledge of upholstery techniques, allowing him to conceive complex pieces requiring expert craftsmanship. The furniture set is one such design, with cushioned curves that wrap flawlessly around a slim, angular frame.
The designer also gave great consideration to the set’s proportions, resulting in streamlined pieces that can add style and softness to even the smallest of spaces. With an array of textiles to choose from, the pieces can be upholstered in a variety of colors and textures, while the legs and handles are available in oak and walnut with various finishes.
Experience the CH71 lounge chair and CH72 sofa in our flagship stores or at your nearest Carl Hansen & Søn dealer.
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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.