CH25 Armchair from Hans J. Wegner
The CH25 Armchair was designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1950 as one of four chairs in his first three weeks at Carl Hansen & Søn. At the time, it was considered rather revolutionary and controversial chair. The armchair convinces with its cool design typical for Wegner and its extraordinary materials.
With seat and backrest made of paper yarn.
The armchair with a low seat height of 35 cm consists of a frame made of oak wood or walnut in various finishes. Its inclined seat makes the armchair particularly comfortable. The back and seat are carefully hand-woven from paper yarn. Paper yarn is actually a wartime substitute material that proved to be particularly durable and versatile. When Wegner's chair was launched in 1950, its choice of material, only a few years after the end of World War II, was considered highly controversial and unheard of. Wegner, however, liked the look and durability of the material.
It takes an experienced weaver about 10 hours to make a seat and back from 400 yards of paper cord. The result is a high-quality and timeless armchair with a unique woven pattern. From all angles it looks beautiful and inspiring, making it an eye-catcher in any room.
New color palette in cooperation with Ilse Crawford
To celebrate Hans J. Wegner's more than 70 years of collaboration with Carl Hansen & Søn, the Danish label has teamed up with renowned London designer Ilse Crawford to create a new color palette for the first five chairs Wegner created for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1950.
The result is a multi-faceted reinterpretation of Wegner's CH22, CH 23, CH24, CH25 and CH26 chairs, whose timelessness is further emphasized by the new, rich colors. Alluding to the rugged beauty of the Nordic landscape, each color has a slightly transparent finish that allows the grain of the oak wood to shine through.