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Carl Hansen CH29 Sawbuck

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The CH29 chair, also known as "The Sawbuck Chair" due to the shape of the chairs legs resembling that of the simple sawbucks or saw horses traditionally used by carpenters and woodcutters, was originally designed for Carl Hansen & Søn by Wegner in 1952. It was taken out of production in the 1970's and  it was Wegner's daughter Marianne Wegner who suggested it be reintroduced 20 years later. The CH29 chair became an immediate success due to its simple construction, which provides great comfort while still being visually unique. 

The CH29 is closely associated with Wegner's CH28 lounge chair and is also available in a similar mix-version with seat and back in walnut and legs i oak. 

The seat is available upholstered in fabric or leather. 

 

HISTORY

Hans J. Wegner designed the CH29, or "The Saw buck Chair" for Carl Hansen & Son in 1952.
It was taken out of production in the 1970's and it was Wegner's daughter Marianne Wegner who suggested it be reintroduced 20 years later.

 

DESCRIPTION

The design of the CH29, reminiscent of the simple sawbucks (or "saw horse") traditionally used by carpenters and woodcutters, is closely related to Hans J. Wegner's easy chair, CH28.
A common misinterpretation of the C29 is that the legs can fold, however, this is not the case. The rounded front legs and square cut back legs are fixed.

It has a simple construction providing great comfort. The bend back piece follows the back and the open chair allows for great flexibility making it ideal as both a dining and desk chair.
It is made from solid hardwood, hardwood laminate and cold foam. Upholstered in customer's choice of fabric or leather.

If you would prefer an alternative upholstery or wood for this product, please submit an enquiry and we will respond as soon as possible.

 

THE DESIGNER

As a driving force behind 'Danish Modern', Hans J. Wegner helped change the general public's view of furniture in the 1950s and 1960s. His passion for designing chairs, more than 500 of them, is recognized worldwide and reflected in his title 'the Master of the Chair'. He is famous for integrating perfectly executed joints with exquisite shapes and combining them with a constant curiosity for materials and deep respect for wood and its natural characteristics. His designs furnish minimalism with organic and natural softness. 

 

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