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The Ultimate Lounge Chair: A Classic
Design for Comfort and Style

The Ultimate Lounge Chair: A Classic Design for Comfort and Style

The CH101 Lounge Chair is one of the lesser-known but still   outstanding designs by Hans J. Wegner.    Designed in the early 1970s, the chair was only manufactured in small   numbers and discontinued soon after it was discontinued.  The chair was forgotten for more than three   decades before it was reintroduced and put into series production in 2008 on   the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Carl Hansen & Son.  Hence the name of the chair –   “CH101”.

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Hans J. Wegner, nicknamed “The Master of the Chair”,   designed the CH101 Lounge Chair.  It   was his great passion for chair design that eventually made Wegner a   legendary figure in Danish modernism and a world-famous furniture designer.  He created more than 500 chairs, many of   which went into mass production.    Wegner designed the furniture series, consisting of the CH101 and the   2 and 3-seater sofas, in the early 1970s with the Danish furniture   manufacturer Johannes Hansen, who at that time produced a limited   number.  The CH101 chair was brought   back to life by the furniture company Carl Hansen & Son.  Thanks to close collaboration with the Hans   J. Wegner Studio, which provided Carl Hansen & Son Wegner’s original   sketches and specifications of the chair from the studio’s archives, the   final version of the chair was ready to go into mass production in 2008.  This furniture design classic produced   under the new brand was immediately commercially successful and ultimately   fulfilled Wegner’s basic conviction.    that a chair is only ready when someone is actually sitting in   it.


The shape of the chair is simple but elegant and   sophisticated.  Its design embodies the   famous credo of its creator: “A chair should not have a rear view.  It should be beautiful from all angles and   angles.  “Indeed, the chair with   its famous geometric shape is very appealing and futuristic from every angle.   It feels as modern as it did almost half a century ago. A light, attractive   and comfortable lounge chair. An excellent example of Wegner’s constant   pursuit of simplicity, to create sculptural beauty, comfort and outstanding   stability. The chair shell is made up of several birch wood components   connected with dowels. The frame is then polished for a smooth finish. The   sophisticated manufacturing techniques, including Computer Numerical Control   (CNC) milling, used in used in production show very clearly why the   production of the chair with the technology available in the 1970s was   extremely problematic and unprofitable.

The shape of the chair is reduced to the essentials so that it   appears pure and subtle.  Perhaps one   of the most distinctive features of the CH101 lounge chair is its underrun   protection base, which is made of curved straps made of brushed stainless   steel.  The base provides visual   lightness and provides a balanced contrast to the spacious seat. The brushed   stainless steel belts were also used to refine the front and back of the   trapezoidal armrests, adding to the chair’s sophisticated appeal.  The high level of comfort is due to the   thick, reversible pillows.  They are   based on a foam core that is surrounded by a mixture of European down and   foam granules.  Customers can choose   from three types of leather upholstery: semi-aniline ox skin with natural   grain and coated surface, cowhide or full grain, uncoated pure aniline ox   hide, available in a variety of colors.    In addition to the look, the supple leather upholstery contributes to   the extraordinary comfort of the chair and indicates its lounge   nature.

Although the chair looks like a masterpiece of modern art, it is   fully functional and very durable.  Its   elegant, exquisite design, combined with the impeccable quality of craftsmanship,   has given the chair a very special place in the history of interior   design.  This timeless piece of   furniture still looks fresh and fascinating and is a great, tasteful addition   to any modern interior.