· Danish design classic from 1963

· Unique, sculptural form

· Eminently comfortable

· Handmade

The sculptural, and artistic Shell Chair CH07 is one of most popular designs by the acclaimed Hans J. Wegner. Also known as the “Smiling Chair,” the unique form and floating lines of the stable structure are the result of the designer’s extensive understanding of the qualities of wood and its performance in the production process. The curved form of the seating shell and the padded cushion assure comfort, while the arched legs provide stable support. The unique, three legged piece is one of the iconic furniture designs that established the popularity of mid-century Danish design on an international level. Wegner is considered as one of the most prolific Scandinavian designers, whose creations feature in museums worldwide.

INFURN produces the iconic design custom made in a choice of quality solid wood. The reliable structure is handcrafted for maximum precision of the design detail. The upholstery is made in a choice of fabric, classic or premium leather and available in a wide range of colors.

Dimensions

Width: 33.9 inches

Depth: 33.9 inches

Height: 30.4 inches

Seat height: 13.7 inches

Price:

Cashmere Cover - $74

Classic Leather Cover - $819

About Hans J. Wegner

(1914-2007)

Essential to assisting the international popularity of mid-century Danish design, Hans Jørgensen Wegner was born in southern Denmark in 1914. Skilled as an apprentice Cabinet Maker, Wegner attended the modernist influenced Danish School of Arts and Crafts and Architectural Academy in Copenhagen. Hans Jørgensen Wegner’s style and vision is often described as Organic Functionality, a modernist approach with emphasis on functionality. The Dane’s legacy is celebrated for his landmark approach to designing chairs, experimenting with minimalist shapes and overlapping frames. In his own words, Wegner enjoyed ‘stripping the old chairs of their outer style and letting them appear in their pure construction.’ Wegner received several major design prizes for his work, from the Lunning Prize in 1951 and the coveted Grand Prix of the Milan Triennale in the same year, to the Prince Eugen Medal in Sweden and the Danish Eckersberg medal. In 1959, he was impressively made honorary Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts in London, whilst his work exhibits within MoMA in New York and the Die Neue Samlung in Munich.

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