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 unique. In examining the vast archives of the Hans J. Wegner Design Studio, Carl Hansen & Søn came across a clay model of a previously unknown lounge chair, along with photos of an early prototype. A later discovery of Wegner’s drawings of the chair enabled production to begin in 2010 in accordance 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 silhouette 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.
- Fabric Information:
- Divina Melange by Kvadrat
- Content: 100% Wool
- Flammability: This textile meets all appropriate flammability requirements for seating.
- Abrasion/Wear Resistance: 45,000 Cycles Martindale
- Maintenance: S-Clean with mild, water-free dry cleaning solvent
- Product Warranty: 5 years
- Please note: This item is made-to-order and therefore cannot be returned.
W: 37″ x D: 37″ x H: 41.3″H
Seat Height: 15.7″
Arm Height: 25.6″
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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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