The CH88 is versatile both in terms of its appearance and usability thanks to its numerous finish, frame, and room placement options. Characteristically, the upper structure features a steam-bent wooden backrest for back support, with slight curvatures of the backrest's ends providing a natural resting place for the arms.
The steel frame, with straight back legs, supports an oval-shaped wooden seat. This blend of materials, combined with a minimalist design, results in a light, organic, industrial expression. And the new, stackable design offers a valuable benefit.
The CH88 is available in beech and oak in a range of finishes. The frame is available in stainless steel, black powder coating and chrome, and the seat with optional leather or textile upholstery.
To mark the 100th anniversary of Hans J. Wegner's birth in 2014, Carl Hansen & Søn is launching Wegner's CH88 chair - a 1955 design that has, to date, existed only as a prototype.
A CH88 prototype was first unveiled in 1955 at the international H55 Exhibition in Helsingborg, organized by the Swedish Design Association, Föreningen Svensk Form.
The upper structure of the CH88 features a steam-bent wooden backrest for back support, with slight curvatures of the backrest's ends provides a natural resting place for the arms.
The steel frame, with straight back legs, supports an oval-shaped wooden seat - which is available with optional leather or textile upholstery.
The CH88 is available in beech, oak and smoked oak in a range of finishes and colors.
The frame is available in stainless steel, black powder coating and chrome.
CH88 is stackable and stacks up to four chairs.
The chair's dimensions are 44.5 cm (seat height), 76.5 cm (height), 44.5 cm (depth) and 57 cm (width).
The chairs blend of materials, combined with a minimalist design, results in a light, organic, industrial expression.
The CH88's overall flexibility, coupled with its many variants, makes the chair equally well-suited to multiple environments - from the living room to the hotel restaurant or corporate canteen.
If you would prefer an alternative upholstery or wood for this product, please submit an enquiry and we will respond as soon as possible.
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.