With the CH58 Counter Stool and CH56 Barstool (1985), Hans Wegner proves that the same warm and elegant design elements that define his Danish modern style can be expertly applied to stools. Lightweight and easy to move around, these stools contrast three materials – wood, steel and leather – to create inviting and practical perches for residential or commercial use. Their stainless steel ring provides structural support and acts as a footrest. Made in Denmark.
Solid Danish oiled oak or American walnut with water-based clear lacquer finish; stainless steel; semi-aniline leather.
CH58: H 27" Diameter 14.25" CH56: H 30" Diameter 14.25"
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 >