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CH23 dining chair, 1950

Designed by Hans Wegner
Manufactured by Carl Hansen & Son
Product code: CHS-CH23


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CH23 dining chair by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen

The CH23 is a wooden dining chair with paper cord seat, designed by Hans Wegner at the same time as his famous Wishbone chair. The CH23 is part of a set of four chairs that Wegner designed as his first collection for Carl Hansen, and was the best seller when the chairs were first released. It has been out of production since the 1960's but relaunched again by Carl Hansen in 2017.

The CH23 is an armless dining chair that has a cover-cap detail where the backrest meets the frame. The chair can be specified in contrasting wood (oak/walnut) to make the detail stand out more. The seat is double woven from paper cord in a process that takes an experienced weaver 1.5 hours, which makes the seat extremely durable.

The CH23 chair is made from solid wood and is available in oak (soap, lacquer, oil, white oil or painted black finish), walnut (lacquer or oil) or in a combination of oak and walnut (clear lacquer or oil). Paper cord seat in natural or black. 

50.3w x 50.3d x 44.5/78.6cmh

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