Tri this at home – The Hans Wegner Ch07 lounge chair.

Posted on February 11, 2010


In 1963 Hans Wegner introduced the CH07, or Shell Chair. Made from form-pressed plywood, the chair seems light, delicate and with a unique beauty born of its function.

Supported on just three legs, and sitting decidedly low to the ground, the chair is surprisingly stable and supportive.

The CH07 was produced in a limited series and original pieces in pristine condition are a rare find indeed, and it hasn’t been unknown for collectors to part with upwards of £10,000 at auction.

Fortunately for those of us on a more restrictive budget, the chair was re-launched in the late Nineties. And so, after a thirty-four year hiatus, the chair is available once again at a more affordable price.

Frankly, I think they are a beautiful realisation of form and function, and would make a wonderful addition to any contemporary or Mid-Century insired home.