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Hans Wegner Set of Four Mid-Century Modern Classic CH23 Dining Chairs

$3,999per set

About

Iconic in design and aesthetic. First introduced in 1950 by famed Danish designer Hans Wegner, these CH23 chairs features refined styling and masterful craftsmanship and are immediately recognizable with their curved seat backs and "+" shaped oak inlays. In good vintage condition with the original paper cord (two chairs need some light seat restoration and cleaning. Please see photos). All chairs have the requisite burned in manufacturer's stamp ("Made in Denmark by Carl Hansen & Son Odense Denmark") Sure to stand out in any setting. Gorgeous. Dimensions: 29.5" high, 20.5" wide, 19.5" deep Seat height 17.5".

Details

  • Creator
    Hans J. Wegner (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.5 in. (74.93 cm)Width: 20.5 in. (52.07 cm)Depth: 19.5 in. (49.53 cm)Seat Height: 17.5 in. (44.45 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 4
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Hand-WovenPapercord,Oak,Teak
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Chairs are in good vintage condition with natural wear (minor scuffs & dings, mild faded finish). Original paper cord seats on two chairs in need of some restoration and cleaning (please see photos). Beautifully made.
  • Seller Location
    Studio City, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2254312834372

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About the Designer

Hans J. Wegner

Best known for his chairs and seating pieces — though a master of many furniture types like sofas and tables — Hans Wegner was a prolific designer whose elegant, often ebullient, forms and devotion to the finest methods in joinery made "Danish Modern" a popular byword for stylish, well-made furniture in the mid-20th century. Wegner considered himself a carpenter first and a furniture designer second. Like his peers Arne Jacobsen and Finn Juhl, Wegner believed that striking aesthetics in furniture were based on a foundation of practicality: a chair must be comfortable and sturdy before it is chic. In keeping with that tenet, several of Wegner’s best chair designs, seen in dealer listings below, have their roots in traditional seating forms. The Peacock chair (designed in 1947) is a throne-like adaptation of the Windsor chair; pieces from the China chair series (begun in 1944) as well as the 1949 Wishbone chair, with its distinctive Y-shaped back splat, are derived from 17th-century Ming seating pieces, as is the upholstered Ox chair (1960). Wegner’s comfy Papa Bear chair (1951) is an almost surreally re-scaled English wingback chair. Wegner’s most representative piece, the Round chair (1949), gained a footnote in political history when it was used on the TV stage of the first Kennedy-Nixon debate of 1960. That chair, along with Wegner’s more bravura designs, for example the 1963 Shell chair, with its curved surfboard-shaped seat, bring a quietly sculptural presence to a room. Wegner was a designer who revered his primary material — wood — and it shows. His wood gathers patina and character with age; every Hans Wegner piece testifies to the life it has led.
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