The CH07 Shell Chair patiently waited for the spotlight for several decades, and is now considered one of Hans J. Wegner’s most iconic and groundbreaking designs. The design’s floating lightness is achieved through its wing-like lines and the arches of its tapered legs. The curved shells of the chair’s signature seat and back are crafted from compression-molded veneer and upholstered, cradling the user in generous comfort. The front legs are crafted from one piece of veneer and the back leg from another, resulting in a uniquely stable and beautiful form.
In short, the Shell Chair is clear symbol of Wegner’s belief that a chair should have no back side, but rather be beautiful from all angles. Among Danish furniture designers, Hans J. Wegner is considered one of the most creative, innovative and prolific. Often referred to as the master of the chair, Wegner designed more than 500 chairs in his lifetime – many of them considered masterpieces. He is probably best known for his iconic Wishbone Chair which has been in continuous production since 1950.
The core of Wegner’s legacy is his focus on bringing the inner workings – the soul – of the furniture to the exterior, where the simplicity and functionality can be appreciated.