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Creative Ways to Style a Wing Chair for
Maximum Comfort and Style

Creative Ways to Style a Wing Chair for Maximum Comfort and Style

Another outstanding creation by Hans J. Wegner that combines style   and elegance with a high level of comfort.    The CH445 Lounge Chair, commonly known as the Wing Chair, was designed   as a fresh, modern version of the comfortable, clumsy, tufted armchairs found   in elite gentlemen’s clubs.  At least   in part due to its complicated manufacturing process, the chair remained just   a prototype for 46 years before being rediscovered and mass-produced in   2006.

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Hans J. Wegner, nicknamed “The Master of the Chair”,   designed the wing 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.  The   wing chair prototype was introduced in 1960 and unfortunately shared the fate   of many Wegner designs from that period, including the Oculus chair and the   elbow chair.  The chair remained a   prototype for almost half a century before it gained enough attention and   became commercially available.

The wing chair was brought back to life by the furniture company   Carl Hansen & Son.  Thanks to the   close cooperation with the studio of Hans J. Wegner, which provided Carl   Hansen & Son with the original sketches by Wegner from the archives of   the studio, the final version of the chair could go into series production   until 2006.  Produced under the new   brand, it had immediate commercial success, fulfilling Wegner’s core   beliefs.  that a chair is only ready   when someone is actually sitting in it.


To the trained eye, it is obvious that the CH445 shares many   features with other Wegner designs from the period.  The generous backrest, the sloping armrests   and the tubular steel base can also be found in the Ox Chair and Oculus   Chair.  The shape of the chair is   refined and rather unusual, but modern and pure.  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 organic shape, is very appealing and futuristic from every angle.   Its shell is made up of multiple beechwood components connected with dowels.   The frame is then polished for a smooth, seamless finish.

The sophisticated manufacturing techniques, including wood bending   and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling, used in the production show   very clearly why the production of the chair was impossible with the   technology available in the 1960s.  The   shell of the CH445 Lounge Chair revolves around the person sitting in it and   gives the chair its famous cozy, intimate atmosphere.  Its sloping armrests and the generous   backrest give the chair its royal, throne-like appearance.  The high level of comfort is due to the   high-density urethane foam, which is then covered with either supple,   high-quality leather or wool upholstery in a variety of colors.  Perhaps one of the most distinctive   features of the CH445 lounge chair are the pointed corners of its backrest.  Hence the name of the chair – “The   Wing Chair”.  The wing chair rests   on an inclined, brushed stainless steel frame made of welded round tubes.  The base ensures visual lightness and   offers a balanced contrast to the spacious seat. In order to achieve the   absolute heights of comfort and relaxation, customers can combine the Wings   Chair with the matching CH446 ottoman.

Although the chair looks like a masterpiece of modern art, it is   fully functional and very comfortable.    The shape allows the user to adopt a variety of positions.  Its innovative futuristic design, combined   with the immaculate quality of craftsmanship, has given the chair a very   special place in the history of interior design.  This timeless piece of furniture still   looks extravagant and fascinating and is a great, tasteful addition to any   modern interior.