Shell Chair

Designed by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn


Item Number: 7345
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Danish designer Hans J. Wegner preferred to work in solid wood, but occasionally he explored the use of bent plywood, and for that we are very thankful. Sometimes called the “smiling chair,” his Shell Chair (1963) achieves a floating lightness due to its wing-like seat and the arching curves of its tapered legs. And while it stands on only three legs, this chair has an absolute stability that could only be achieved by someone with Wegner’s expertise in cabinetmaking and architecture. Wegner’s belief that a chair “should be beautiful from all sides and angles” is especially evident with his Shell Chair. This comfortable masterpiece is a marvel of grace and beauty. This is the authentic Shell Chair produced by Carl Hansen & Søn. Made in Denmark.

  • Due to its very nature, cowhide varies from one piece to the next, featuring its own distinct hues and tones, making every cowhide Shell Chair a true one of a kind.


Hans Wegner
Hans Wegner

DENMARK (1914–2007)

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, and in the early 1940s he worked for Erik Møller and Arne Jacobsen designing furniture ...

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H 29.25" W 36.25" D 32.75" Seat H 14" Shell Chair


Form-pressed walnut veneer or form-pressed beech veneer with lacquer finish; molded cold foam seat and back; cowhide, leather, Kvadrat Hallingdal fabric (70% wool, 30% viscose) or Maharam Campaign fabric upholstery.

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