Description from Skandium
Designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1963. When it was presented at a Danish furniture exhibition some critics loved the avant-garde design, but the general public was slow to accept the chair’s bold lines and initial sales were poor. Produced only in very limited quantities during the 1960s, Wegner’s “Three-legged Shell Chair” began to fetch handsome prices at international auctions in the 1980s and 1990s.
When Carl Hansen & Son re-introduced the chair in 1998, it immediately won several design awards and broad public appeal. Sometimes called “The Smiling Chair”, the three-legged construction provides outstanding stability. The chair achieves a floating lightness due to its wing-like lines, its tapered legs, and the arching curves of its laminated legs.
Discover the new edition of the CH07 Shell chair in black along with other Black Edition design classics.
- Dimensions: W:92 x D:83 x H:74cm (Seat height: 35cm)
- leather: Thor 301 (black)
- fabric: Mourne – Silver grey, Mid grey, Charcoal grey