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Carl Hansen & Søn CH20 | Elbow Chair

By Hans J. Wegner
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An attractive and simple stackable dining chair. The low back and horizontal seat also mean that it makes an excellent desk chair. Hans J. Wegner experimented with new materials such as moulded veneer, and the chair's seat is made from 11 layers of this material - giving it perfect stability. The seat is available upholstered in fabric or leather. Designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1956, the chair was first introduced in 2005.



Designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1956.
The CH20 is another great example of how Wegner was way ahead of

his time when designing wooden furniture. The CH20 was so complicated to make at that time with the given manufacturing techniques that only a single prototype was made.
It was produced again for the first time in 2005.

Awarded the ICFF Editors' Award in New York in 2005.


The unique seat base, seeming to float above the legs, is made from 11- ply laminate and provides exceptional stability without the usage of any crosspieces underneath.
The characteristic rounded backrest, steam bend and crafted from 1 piece of solid wood, enables a variety of seating positions. It also allows for support for the arms (thereby the name, "The Elbow Chair") which increases the comfort and the ability to sit in the chair for a long time. The CH20 can be stacked up to 4 at a time. Long-term stacking, however, is not recommended as it may result in deforming the upholstery over time.

It is a light and space saving dining chair taking up little space around the dining table.
The horizontal seat and lower back support also make the CH20 a great chair for usage as a desk chair.

It is made from solid hardwood, hardwood laminate and cold foam, upholstered in the 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.




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.