Shell Chair FH1936  by Hans Wegner 1948

This is really a combination of types with a fairly conventional frame of legs and stretchers that forms a cradle for the thick curved plywood seat and the well proportioned and curved back rest that is also in thick plywood.

The side stretchers are shaped and curve down at the ends and the legs stop short of the underside of the seat. This is described by some critics as a cantilevered seat. The use of thicker plywood for the seat means that the normal seat frame can be omitted completely so this is plywood used in a more sophisticated way for more expensive furniture.


designed by Hans Wegner

made by Fritz Hansen Eftf

frame beech

seat and back laminated teak veneer

height: 70cm 

width: 73cm 

depth: 60 cm

height of seat: 38 cm