Carl Hansen CH88 Upholstered Chair


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  • Oiled Oak
    Oiled Oak
  • Smoked Oak
    Smoked Oak
  • White Oiled Oak
    White Oiled Oak
  • Black Painted Oak
    Black Painted Oak
  • Oiled Beech
    Oiled Beech
  • Soaped Beech
    Soaped Beech
  • Painted Beech
    Painted Beech
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  • Specification

    • Designer : Hans J.Wegner
    • Year of Design : 1955
    • Material : Steel base with wood seat and back
    • H: 76,5cm; W: 57cm; D: 44.5cm
    • Seat Height : 44.5cm
    • Stackable : Up to 4 chairs
    • Made in Denmark
    • Delivery : Made to order - 4 - 6 weeks


    The Carl Hansen CH88 Dining Chair was designed as a prototype by Hans J.Wegner in 1955. It was influenced by Chinese iconography, and Wegner described it as "Minimalism on four legs", although it was never manufactured in his lifetime. It was only in April 2014, to mark the centenary of Wegner's birth, that Carl Hansen & Son put the chair into production. Made from steel and wood, It comes with a seat back in a range of natural beech, oak and smoked oak finishes as well as painted beech options. This versions has an upholstered seat, again in a range of fabrics and leathers. The leg structure is either stainless steel, chrome or powder coated in a range of colours. With so many variation available the CH88 really is a chair which you can make your own. 

    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.
    Painted Beech - a smooth finish in a range of colours

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

    Fabric samples are available on request : Request a Sample

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

    Watch The CH88 Video