CH25 Lounge Chair
Object

The CH25, one of the four chairs Hans J. Wegner designed especially for Carl Hansen & Søn in his first three weeks with the company in 1950, was considered rather revolutionary.
The CH25 lounge chair, like many of Hans J. Wegner’s other iconic designs, is ambitious and bold in its sculptural shape. It also caused a stir, however, with its materials. Wegner’s choice of woven paper cord – a wartime substitution material – for the seat and back was unheard of at the time. But Wegner liked the look and durability of the material, and so have generations of his fans. The CH25 lounge chair has remained extremely popular and in continuous production ever since: a testament to Wegner’s visionary approach. It takes a skilled craftsman 10 hours to complete one chair seat and back by hand, using about 400 meters of paper cord and a double weaving technique that creates the chair’s unique pattern – the striking result of this detailed process is a unique chair that is equally beautiful and inspiring from all angles.

MATERIALS
Solid Oak/Smoked Oak/Walnut frame
Paper cord seat

COLORS
Wood frame: Soap/Lacquer/Oil/White Oil/Black
Cord seat: Natural/Black

DIMENSIONS
Height: 73cm x Width: 71cm x Depth: 73cm
Seat height: 35cm
Armrest height: 55cm

Designer
Through the years, Carl Hansen & Søn has maintained a strong focus on preserving Danish design classics while continuing to expand their collection to represent influential new designers. Their goal is to gather the best, most iconic modern furniture designs under one roof.
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