Carl Hansen CH88 Chair - Upholstered


Available To Order - See lead time below

  • Lacquered Oak
    Lacquered Oak
  • Oiled Oak
    Oiled Oak
  • Smoked Oak
    Smoked Oak
  • Soaped Oak
    Soaped Oak
  • White Oiled Oak
    White Oiled Oak
  • Black Painted Oak
    Black Painted Oak
  • Oiled Beech
    Oiled Beech
  • Lacquered Beech
    Lacquered Beech
  • Soaped Beech
    Soaped Beech
  • Painted Beech
    Painted Beech
Add to Wishlist

PDF Downloads

  • See the CH88 PDF
  • 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; there is a 15 week lead time for orders placed in Oak
    • For all other orders : 4 - 6 weeks


    The 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 black powder coated.

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

    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

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

    Watch The CH88 Video