Carl Hansen CH07 Shell Chair


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  • Smoked Oak
    Smoked Oak
  • Oiled Oak
    Oiled Oak
  • White Oiled Oak
    White Oiled Oak
  • Black Painted Oak
    Black Painted Oak
  • Oiled Walnut
    Oiled Walnut
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  • Designer : Hans J.Wegner
  • Year of Design : 1963
  • Material : Wood and fabric or leather
  • H: 74cm; W: 92cm; D: 83cm
  • Seat Height : 35cm
  • Delivery : Made to order; 6 - 8 weeks


The CH07 Shell Chair from Carl Hansen & Son was designed by Hans J.Wegner in 1963. With its three legs this is a sculptural chair best placed where it can be viewed from all sides, on its own or in groups. Made in Denmark from form-pressed wood veneer ithe Shell Chair is finished in either oiled or white oiled oak, smoked oak or walnut. This is complemented with a seat and back upholstery in a range of Kvadrat fabrics or leathers. Sometimes called "The Smiling Chair", the three-legged construction provides absolute stability; the chair achieves a floating lightness due to its wing-like seat and the arching curves of its tapered legs. A real delicate beauty wherever it is placed.

Soap - The closest to raw wood; grain and structure are visible; light in colour
Oil - Grain and structure are visible; lighter than soap; creates lustre and brings out contrast in grain and structure. Darkens over time to a rich patina
White Oil - Same as oil with grain and structure visible with a light tinge.

For further information on fabric and leather grades please see the Carl Hansen Fabrics Page

Fabric samples are available on request : Request a Sample

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