The CH07 Shell Chair was created in 1963, but the design was ahead of its time and therefore has patiently waited for the spotlight for a number of decades. Today, it is 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, many critics loved the avant-garde look, but the general public was reluctant to accept its distinctive expression. Mixed reviews in the 1960s along with the less-developed production techniques of the time, resulted in very limited production. When Carl Hansen & Søn reintroduced the Shell Chair in 1998, it won broad public admiration almost immediately due to the interest of a new generation. The design’s floating lightness is achieved through its wing-like seat and curved backrest held by a frame with three arched legs. The chair’s signature seat and backrest are created from upholstered form-pressed veneer, cradling the user in generous comfort. The chair’s laminated legs are made of several layers of veneer, and the two front legs are made from a single element, resulting in a unique and stable form. The Shell Chair is a clear manifestation of Wegner’s belief that a chair should always be comfortable, have no back side and should be beautiful from all sides and angles.
The CH07 Shell Chair by Hans J. Wegner has an architectural beauty that makes a bold statement in any space.
- Material Options:
- Loke or Thor Leather
- Leather Information:
- Loke by Carl Hansen
- Content: Embossed Ox Hide
- Thor by Carl Hansen
- Content: Semi-Aniline Ox Hide
- Product Warranty: 5 years
- Please note: This item is made-to-order and therefore cannot be returned.
W: 36.2″ x D: 32.6″ x H: 29.1″
Seat Height: 13.8″
Seat Depth: 18.9″
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About CARL HANSEN & SØN
With over 100 years of Danish design history, Carl Hansen & Søn's furniture is sold all over the world. With a deep passion for craftsmanship and iconic design, Carl Hansen & Søn products blend high-quality materials and time-tested tradition with modern living. Distinctive and beautiful, CHS products are well-recognized and fit into almost any space from workplace to hospitality and retail to the home. Carl Hansen & Søn is the world’s largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner and we are proud to bring some of those pieces to you on Pine & South. Browse our iconic collection consisting of dining tables & chairs, lounge chairs, and coffee tables.
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