CH72 Sofa by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son For Sale
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CH72 Sofa by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son

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CH72 SOFA By Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son Hans J. Wegner designed the CH72 sofa in 1952, drawing on expertise in cabinetmaking and upholstery. The result is a finely crafted, fluid design that appears as striking today as it did over half a century ago. Sculptural design for small spaces A beautifully crafted fusion of aesthetics, function and comfort, Hans J. Wegner’s CH72 sofa was first presented in 1952 at the Danish Furniture Design exhibition in Copenhagen. Featuring compact proportions and a slimline frame, the two-seater sofa is perfectly suited to a smaller home. Its flowing form is also a pleasure to behold from all angles, making it an ideal choice for an open-plan space. A thorough understanding of craftsmanship and upholstery allowed the iconic Danish designer to conceive this sofa, the design of which is realized with a series of complex techniques – in particular, where the fabric meets the slim wooden armrests. The CH72 sofa is characterized by a sculptural, fully upholstered frame, a loose seat cushion, and elegant tapered legs in solid wood. The armrests and legs are available in oak and walnut with various finishes, while upholstery fabrics come in an array of colors and textures. Price listed is for the variant in main image which is: Oak, Soap, Divina melange 2 120

Additional Options

Sofa can be upholstered in a range of fabrics and colors of the collection. Price indicated for the level 4 fabric group with Oak structure. Please inquire for additional fabric options and pricing. Wood also available in Walnut. Price listed is for the variant in main image which is: Oak, Soap, Divina melange 2 120

Details

  • Condition
    New
  • Condition Details
    Item is made to order and new in box/crate. Certificate of authenticity included along with manufacturer warranty.
  • Dimensions
    H 33.08 in. x W 51.19 in. x D 28.35 in.H 84 cm x W 130 cm x D 72 cm
  • Seat Height
    16.15 in. (41 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Rhinebeck, NY
  • Seller Reference Number
    CH72 Sofa by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son
  • Reference Number
    LU2505314696252
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About Hans J. Wegner (Designer)

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 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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