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CH162 Sofa in Walnut Oil Frame with Leather Upholstery by Hans J. Wegner

$9,495per item


Hans J. Wegner designed the CH162 sofa in 1965 and it was relaunched in 2013 when Carl Hansen & Søn discovered the design in Wegner’s vast archives. Wegner’s great attention to detail is visible throughout, as is his ability to transform functionally necessary elements into unique, essential aspects of the design. The two-seater sofa is built upon a solid wood frame, its vertical and horizontal lines softened by upholstered cushions. Using down in sofas – a brand new idea at the time – enabled Wegner to add exceptional comfort into a fairly geometric form. The enlarged wooden plugs in the armrests artfully conceal screws that simplify re-upholstering, while also bringing attention to the elegant frame construction. Dimensions: 31.5in D x 53.9in W x 26.8in H The lead image is for walnut oil is Thor 301 leather.


  • Creator
    Carl Hansen & Søn (Manufacturer),Hans J. Wegner (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.9 in. (75.95 cm)Width: 53.9 in. (136.91 cm)Depth: 31.5 in. (80.01 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    14-15 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number

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  • Shipping
    $599 $299 In-Home Delivery Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 3-8 weeks, excluding production time.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Farmingdale, NJ
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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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 tablesHans 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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