Hans J. Wegner, 1955 | 2014


To mark the 100th anniversary of Hans J. Wegner's birth, Carl Hansen & Son is launching Wegner's CH88 chair - a 1955 design that has, to date, existed only as a prototype. The CH88 is versatile both in terms of its appearance and usability thanks to its numerous finish, frame, and room placement options. Characteristically, the upper structure features a steam-bent wooden backrest for back support, with slight curvatures of the backrest's ends providing a natural resting place for the arms. The steel frame, with straight back legs, supports an oval-shaped wooden seat. This blend of materials, combined with a minimalist design, results in a light, organic, industrial expression. 

  • Frame available in stainless steel, black powder coating or chrome
  • Stackable up to four chairs high
  • Seat and back available in beech, oak or smoked oak
  • Beech wood finished in lacquer, oil, soap or CHS Color
  • Oak finished in finished in lacquer, oil, white oil, soap or CHS Color (black only)
  • Smoked oak finished in lacquer or oil
  • Seat may also be upholstered in graded-in fabric, leather or COM/COL
  • Seat padding is cold foam with flame retardants CMHR
  • In 2015, six new fully-lacquered color ways were introduced including red brown, orange red, petrol green, natural white, anthracite, and night black
  • 22.4"w 17.5"d  30.1"h 17.5"seat ht
  • Price quoted by Sales Rep may differ from price shown here
  • Made in Denmark by Carl Hansen & Son