CH36 by Hans Wegner 1962


A chair that appears to be simple but actually is very sophisticated - where the design takes as a starting point the Shaker type of chair.

It is part of an interesting trend with Danish furniture design through the whole of the modern period where designers seem to tread a course between being simple and robust as in being a country chair and being simple and functional as in being  a 'modern' chair. Not mutually incompatible ideas but not actually the same when you try to assess the character or the style of the furniture.

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chair in the collection of Designmuseum Danmark in Copenhagen