Carl Hansen CH163 Sofa


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  • Designer : Hans J.Wegner
  • Year of Design : 1965
  • H: 76cm: W: 195cm; D: 80cm
  • Seat Height : 41cm
  • Made in Denmark
  • Delivery : Made to order ; 6 - 8 Weeks


The CH163 Sofa was designed by Hans J.Wegner in 1965. Manufactured by Carl Hansen & Son in Denmark this sofa is available as this three seater - the CH163 - as well as a smaller 2 seater, the CH162.

The CH163, from the originally named 'Down Cushion Sets' sofa series, uses a combination of upholstered cushions filled with down. This was an innovative feature when Hans J. Wegner designed his modern living room in 1965 - rendering a fairly stringent design less formal. This sofa design is characterised by leg detail which has four straight sides at the base which 'fans' out towards the armrest, punctuated by a wooden plug which not only gives elegance but conceals a wooden screw which facilitates the work of the upholsterer.

The exposed timber frame detail is evident both from the front, side are rear elevations of the sofa and this is available in a number of finishes - white oiled oak, oiled oak, soaped oak and smoked oiled oak as well as oiled walnut.

Fabric Description :
 : 90% New wool worsted, 10% Nylon, plain weave, highly durable and good abrasion.
Hallingdal - 70% new wool & 30% viscose, with great durability. The range consists of either a one-colour or two-colour mix creating a wide selection.
Steelcut Trio- 90% new wool & 10% nylon. Three contrasting yarns in each colourway create an extensive tonal range. Rich in texture and very hard wearing. 

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