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CH26 armchair, 2016

Designed by Hans Wegner
Manufactured by Carl Hansen & Son
Product code: CHS-26


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CH26 arm chair by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son.

Designed in 1950, the CH26 has a strong affinity with the CH22, the first chair in the exclusive collection that Hans Wegner designed for Carl Hansen and Son. It was also designed alongside such classics as the CH24 (popularly known as the Wishbone chair) and the CH25 lounge chair.

Now produced for the first time by Carl Hansen, the elegant lines and subtle organic curvature of this deceptively simple chair eloquently express Wegner's mastery of design and construction in wood.

The newly-produced CH26 is manufactured to Wegner's original specifications, with a solid wood construction and handwoven papercord seat. The backrest is made from form-pressed wood veneer, with distinctive oblong cover caps concealing the join between the chair back and the frame. The corners of the seat frame are precisely finger-jointed and the papercord seat is envelope woven.

The chair is available in oak, walnut or an oak/walnut mix which features the frame in oak and the armrests and backrest in walnut.

Oak is available in the following finishes: soaped, clear lacquered, oiled, white oiled and painted black (CHS colour, NCS S900-N). Please note that oak has a clearly visible wood structure when painted. Walnut and the oak/walnut mix are available clear lacquered and oiled. See the downloadable sheet for swatches.

The cover cap in the backrest may be selected in either oak or walnut to blend in with the backrest or stand in clear contrast as a design detail that emphasises the construction method.

The chair seat may be ordered in natural or black papercord.

An additional removable leather cushion is available for the chair, upholstered in Carl Hansen's selected Loke leather. Please enquire for details.


59.2w x 51.9d x 44.5/79.8cmh


Product downloads

CH26 armchair


Carl Hansen wood finishes

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Carl Hansen care guidelines

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Made-to-order: 7-8 weeks.

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Furniture orders over £1500 free for Mainland UK.

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