Carl Hansen & Son

CH46 Armchair


The CH46 Armchair is a good example of how Hans J. Wegner often used the same design idea in furniture with different functions. This design was inspired by the simple chairs of Southern Europe and the American Shaker movement, with personal touches signature to Wegner.

Ergonomics was an essential consideration for Wegner in his designs. Careful coordination between slopes and proportions ensured that each chair was optimally suited for the human body. The choice of curved hind legs plays an important role in the construction and balance of the chair. The rearward bending at the top ensures a comfortable incline of the backrest, while the angle of the bottom ensures that the chair cannot fall backward.

The chair seat is woven from paper cord and the two backrest bars are laminated from 3 different thicknesses of wood which are then curved into a soft but tense bow shape. At the front, the armrest has the same elegant rounding as the front leg while curving slightly upwards toward the back where it is firmly fastened between the two backrest bars. The legs and armrests have a slightly arched surface.

The comfortable armrest, the good back support, and the handwoven paper cord seat make CH46 comfortable and suitable for dining rooms, conference rooms, and waiting rooms.

Add comfort with the optional leather cushion.

Carl Hansen & Søn is a Danish design company bringing visionary design concepts to life for over 100 years. It all started when Danish cabinetmaker Carl Hansen opened a small furniture workshop on the Danish island of Funen. Just as Carl Hansen did with his furniture shop, Carl Hansen & Søn continues to be committed to honest and sustainable practices, preserving Danish design classics while expanding their collection with new designers. Everything revolves around the belief that iconic design is "a combination of simplicity, aesthetics, and functionality brought to life through skillful work with the highest quality materials."

Dimensions: 21.7"W x 20.1"D x 31.1"H | Seat Height: 17.3" | Armrest Height: 27.2"

Material: FSC®-certified Natural Paper Cord/Black Paper Cord

Shipping Info: Typically Ships in 8-12 weeks.

CH46 Armchair Product Sheet

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