Carl Hansen



Designed by Hans J. Wegner, 1963
The Shell Chair is a clear manifestation of Wegner’s belief that a chair should always be comfortable, have no backside, and should be beautiful from all sides and angles.

The design’s floating lightness is achieved through its wing-like seat and curved backrest held by a frame with three arched legs. The chair’s signature seat and backrest are created from an upholstered form-pressed veneer, cradling the user in generous comfort. The chair’s laminated legs are made of several layers of veneer, and the two front legs are made from a single element, resulting in a unique and stable form. T

Size: W92 x D83 X H74cm, SH 35cm
Material: oak, smoked oak

Availability: Pre-order


When Hans J. Wegner unveiled the design of the CH07 Shell Chair in 1963, many critics loved the avant-garde look, but the general public was reluctant to accept its distinctive expression. Mixed reviews in the 1960s along with the less-developed production techniques of the time, resulted in very limited production. When Carl Hansen & Søn reintroduced the Shell Chair in 1998, it won broad public admiration almost immediately due to the interest of a new generation. 


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