Though he’s renowned as “chair-maker of chair-makers,” Danish designer Hans Wegner’s stools are not to be ignored. The CH53 Stool (1966), handmade from solid oak and woven paper cord, embodies the warmth and minimalism of Wegner’s trademark organic functionalism. Suitable for a wide variety of uses, it’s tall enough to be used around a dining table and flexible enough for the living room, front hall or bedroom. Its look and feel complement other Wegner pieces such as the CH33, Elbow and Wishbone chairs. Made in Denmark.
Solid Danish oak wood; black paint or natural oil; woven paper cord.
Hans Wegner stands among designers Finn Juhl, Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen, Poul Kjærholm and Verner Panton as a master of 20th-century Danish Modernism. More specifically, he was instrumental in developing a body of work known as organic functionalism. His early training included both carpentry and architecture; he worked for Erik Møller and Arne Jacobsen designing furniture for the Århus Town Hall in the early 1940s before establishing his own furniture studio.
Until the 1960s, Wegner typically collaborated with cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen to realize his designs, most notably gracefully tapered and curved solid wood chairs, often composites of wood and woven rattan or leather. He occasionally experimented with laminates, as in the Three-Legged Shell Chair (1963), or steel and ox hide as in the Ox-Chair (1960) for Erik Jørgensen. While he is best known for his chairs, Wegner has also created memorable cabinetry, desks, tables, beds and lighting. Read more >