Authentic Hans Wegner Shell Chair by Carl Hansen


Posted on Sun Oct 14 2018

Up for consideration is a beautiful, authentic Shell Chair made in Denmark by Carl Hansen. This is not only a stunning chair in walnut and cowhide, but it’s also a comfortable chair. You sink into and feel cushioned inside. It was the goal of the designer, Hans Wenger, to create a chair that “should be beautiful from all sides and angles.” The lightness in the design is achieved from a wing-light seat and the arching curves of its tapered legs. With only three legs, it’s incredibly solid. This is the authentic Shell Chair produced by Carl Hansen & Søn. Made in Denmark. The chair itself is in near-perfect condition. It has a few minor scratches to the wood depicted in the photographs, but is otherwise in beautiful condition. The chair with walnut veneer and natural cowhide retails for $3,835.00 new. The chair has been reduced in price by over $900. Price is negotiable so it can find a new home! Hans Wegner was a world-renowned Danish furniture designer. His impact on furniture and design in general cannot be understated. You have probably in your lifetime sat in one of his chairs. The Shell Chair was designed in 1963 and ranks in the top 10 of his furniture designs. It is still in reproduction today by Carl Hansen & Søn (model CH07), and handcrafted in Denmark. This chair up for sale is an authorized production from their firm and was purchased in 2017. ——Materials—— Form-pressed walnut veneer with lacquer finish Molded cold foam seat and back The seat and back are in natural Cowhide upholstery. The front legs are made of one piece of continuous laminated wood, the back leg from another. ——Dimensions—— H 29.25" W 36.25" D 32.75" Seat height from floor: 14" ——More Information—— Designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1963. Produced by Carl Hansen & Søn in 2016. You can learn more about the chair below:

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Erol Ahmed

Erol Ahmed

A collector of beautiful and antique pieces.