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Carl Hansen CH23 Dining Chair
Carl Hansen CH23 Dining Chair
Carl Hansen CH23 Dining Chair
Carl Hansen CH23 Dining Chair
Carl Hansen CH23 Dining Chair
Carl Hansen CH23 Dining Chair
Carl Hansen CH23 Dining Chair
Carl Hansen CH23 Dining Chair Carl Hansen CH23 Dining Chair Carl Hansen CH23 Dining Chair Carl Hansen CH23 Dining Chair Carl Hansen CH23 Dining Chair Carl Hansen CH23 Dining Chair Carl Hansen CH23 Dining Chair

Carl Hansen CH23 Dining Chair

Special Price £701.25 Regular Price £825.00

Made from solid oak, walnut or a combination of both - with a form-pressed veneer backrest, the Carl Hansen CH23 Dining Chair is available in a myriad of wood finish and papercord seat options. The chair has no armrests, which makes it practical for fitting around the table, even in small rooms. Thanks to its ingenious design and organic form, it is also unsurpassed for comfort. To this day the chair remains made in Denmark.

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  • Designer : Hans J. Wegner
  • Year of Design : 1950
  • Material : Solid Wood, Wood Veneer & Natural Paper Cord
  • H: 78.6cm; W: 50.3cm; D: 50.3cm; Seat Height : 44.5m
  • Made in Denmark
Product: Made To Order

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The CH23 Dining Chair was the first of five chairs designed by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1950. The organic contours and refined details of the CH23 are an early example of Wegner’s considerable talents as a designer.

Considered by many to be the Master of the Chair, Wegner succeeded in making the complex nature of his CH23 design seem simple, which is a quality that he became known for. Featuring a double woven seat and elegantly shaped cruciform caps, the CH23 has a richness to its appearance but is ultimately light and simple.

Thanks to the natural properties of oak, a clearly visible wood structure remains present when painted, while the oak and walnut mix version combines an oak frame and armrest with a magnificent walnut backrest. The oiled finishes create a lustre that brings out contrast in the grain and structure of the wood, which darkens over time to create a rich patina, while the clear lacquer version leaves a glossy, smooth finish.

Why you should buy the Carl Hansen CH23 Dining Chair :

  • The CH23 is an early example of Hans J. Wegner’s unique style & craftsmanship.
  • It features distinct, elegantly shaped cruciform caps on the backrest.
  • The CH23 also features a special double-woven seat, a well known Wegner detail.
  • The re-release of the CH23 for the first time in years completes the Wegner set of chairs for Carl Hansen designed in 1950.
  • The light, simple and organic form of the CH23 means that it is unsurpassed for comfort.

See other Hans J. Wegner designs. 
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See the Carl Hansen & Son collection.

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Brand Carl Hansen & Son
Designer Hans J Wegner
Year of Design 1950
Dimensions H: 78.6cm; W: 50.3cm; D: 50.3cm
Seat Height : 44.5m
Warranty Five-year manufacturer's warranty terms & conditions apply
Designed by

Hans J Wegner

Danish designer Hans J. Wegner was born in Denmark in 1914. At the age of 17, he finished his apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker with H. F. Stahlberg. He moved to Copenhagen and attended the School of Arts and Crafts from 1936  1938 before he began working as an architect. Among Danish designers Wegner is considered one of the most creative and productive - receiving practically every major recognition given to designers, including the Lunning prize and Swedens Prince Eugen medal. He worked extensively with Carl Hansen & Son throughout his career to create some of the most iconic designs in twentieth century furniture.

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