Carl Hansen CH07 Shell Chair


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  • Black Painted Oak
    Black Painted Oak
  • Lacquered Oak
    Lacquered Oak
  • Oiled Oak
    Oiled Oak
  • Oiled Walnut
    Oiled Walnut
  • Smoked Oak
    Smoked Oak
  • White Oiled Oak
    White Oiled Oak
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  • Specification

    • Designer : Hans J.Wegner
    • Year of Design : 1963
    • Material : Wood and Kvadrat fabric
    • 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.Wegnerin 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 it's finished in either beech, oiled, lacquered or white oiled oak, smoked oak and 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.

    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
    Clear Lacquer- Grain & structure visible, darker than soap, glossy smooth finish which yellows over time.
    White Oil - Same as oil with grain and structure visible with a light tinge.

    Fabric Description :
    Canvas : 90% New wool worsted 10% Nylon. Refined wool, soft weave. Martindale : 100 000
    Remix : 90% New wool worsted 10% Nylon. 3 coloured yarns with irregular colour play inspired by men's tailoring. Martindale : 100 000
    Hallingdal : 70% Wool30% Viscose. Richly textural. Martindale : 100 000
    Steelcut Trio: 90% New wool worsted 10% Nylon. Innovative weave with three dimensional 'pyramid' surface. Martindale : 100 000
    Loke Leather - Buffed, embossed and coated with a protective finish to create a very durable leather. With its uniform texture, this leather offers a practical choice with minimal change in appearance over time.
    Thor Leather - This semi-aniline leather has a natural grain and its occasional slight scars and markings add to its individuality. Coated with a protective layer to increase practicality and withstand stains and fading, this leather will wear slightly over time adding to it's appearance.
    Sif Leather - A full grain pure analine leather with a naked and natural surface

    Fabric samples are available on request : Request a Sample

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