CH 111 CHAIR by CARL HANSEN & SON
Description: In 1970, Hans J. Wegner came up with an exclusive office concept consisting of a desk and accompanying chair, plus a slender easy chair. The series represents some of Wegner's very finest steel-framed furniture.
One of the striking features of the "CH 111" chair's design is the back leg, which has been twisted through 180 degrees and is used to provide support to the upholstery on the chair's back. The easy solution would have been to weld two pieces of steel but, of course, Wegner never compromised on quality. Fortunately.
The series was produced in limited quantities in the 1970's, and was out of production until 2008 when Carl Hansen relaunched parts of the series in connection with the company's 100th anniversary. "CH 111" was relaunched in 2011.
Wegner is considered one of the world's most outstanding furniture designers. He was one of the motive forces behind the Danish Modern movement, which did much to change people's view of furniture in the 1950's and 60's.
Wegner developed his first design at the age of 17 as an apprentice to a carpenter. At the age of 20, he studied at the institution now known as The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design. In 1940, he initiated a joint project with Arne Jacobsen and Erik Moller, and in 1943 he opened his own design studio.
His designs retain relevance today, and his sense of details is a source of constant wonder. Among Wegner's recognitions are the Lunning Prize and International Design Awards. His works are exhibited at major international museums, including the MoMA in New York and Die Neue Sammlung in Munich.
Finishes: Available in a variety of fabrics or leather. Frame available in stainless steel.
Measurements: 79 cm H | 61 cm W | 55 cm D
31" H | 24" W | 22" D