The CH25 by Hans Wegner seems simple, and it is simple…. in its perfection. A beautifully sculpted oak frame supports over 1,300 feet of paper cord that is hand wrapped by skilled artisans. This process takes 8 to 10 hours to complete just one chair. The seating angle is perfect and provides amazing comfort for lounging, reading, conversing or (like all good Americans) watching TV.
Designed in 1950 this “Easy Chair” helped to define Wegner’s style in the Danish Modern lexicon dubbed “organic functionalism.” Highly skilled and prolific, Wegner designed around 500 chairs before his death in 2007 leading many versed in furniture history to deem Wegner “The Master Of The Chair.”
The CH25 (shown here with Wegner’s CH011 coffee table) has been produced by Carl Hansen & Son since its introduction in 1950. It is a definitive classic and has influenced designs and designers for decades. Paper cord is available in natural/unbleached or black and the oak frame is available in various finishes including soap, lacquer/oil, black lacquer, white pigment oil or stain. See one (and me) at Design Within Reach – North Avenue, Chicago (312) 482-8661.