- 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
This Carl Hansen 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 Sofa, 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. It's also available in oiled walnut. It also comes in a large range of fabrics and leather options. For further information on fabric and leather grades please see the Carl Hansen Fabrics Page.
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 samples are available on request : Request a Sample