Beautiful lamp

Adam on Dec 16, 2016

I'm really pleased with this lamp from 122 Design. It has giving my living room a unique light. I ordered in Copper which was originally used in the Langelinie Pavillonen and is my favourite version. Good quality

It fit my living room perfect!

Line Smith on Nov 30, 2016

What a stunning chair in our living, it fit perfectly. Quality is above standard. will come back!

Helpful livechat

David Smith on Nov 30, 2016

Pleased with the help I received on the liveChat by Peter

Identical with Original

Jack on Jul 25, 2016

I have bought both the blue cashmere egg chair and the swan chair (same color) for our daughters new flat. The design is awesome, you have to arrange delivery yourself as they aren't allow to ship outside Ireland. Sounds as a pain but its super easy and cost 60€ for delivery to Frederiksberg with DSV, took two days.

Great Service, they keep their promise

Julie on Jul 25, 2016

The quality is amazing, it was ready after 6 weeks (not 6 months!). Really happy with the chair.

Helpfull staff!

Elisabeth on Jul 25, 2016

I was unsecure about choosing Italian leather or go for the Danish cashmere, but got help on their live chat, they really know about their details. 122 Design is truly a heaven if you love cheap high quality stylish furnitures for your home.

Really Good Quality

Richard on Jul 25, 2016

I ordered my Egg Chair with Black Italian leather last month and have now received it. I'm really please with the seams and the attention to the details. The service was good, there was a nice catalog with the package and how best practice after care. Worth to sign up for their newsletters, they send out good inspiration emails.

Great service!

Johan on Dec 16, 2016

Had to change the colour after, and that was super easy. I spoke to David on the LiveChat and they quickly changed it. Really good aftercare, appreciate it was easy to get in touch with them and they solved my issue quickly, even on a Sunday. Now I have 4 lovely white chairs in my living room, they look beautiful and just in time for Christmas!

Really good quality, friendly livechat!

Louise on Dec 16, 2016

Always wanted the y chair for our new kitchen. Great quality (this was actually why I bought from 122 Design) and good support after my order. Smart with the livechat, I used that before I finally made up my mind. I think a lot of online furniture store could learn something from 122 Design!

Virkelig flot!

Elsie on Jul 09, 2016

People who pay the original price, must feel stupid. There is no difference, and the quality is really amazing at 122 Design


Elizabeth on Jul 09, 2016

Really good quality

High quality

Eleanor on Jun 09, 2016

But pleasantly purprised with the quality and it looks really nice in our house. I had to arrange my own delivery, it might sounds complicated and expensive but its not. When the product is about to be ready, they contact you. It took me 5 min and cost 39 euro for a lounge chair.


Edith on Jun 09, 2016

Just a little tips, speak to one of their advisors on livechat before you buy. I revieved 10% off!

Great support!

Dorothy on May 09, 2016

I just want to make everyone aware, that the detailed quality of this lamp is just amazing. There is no difference in this one or what you can buy in e.g. Louis Poulsen, except you are saving a LOT of money. Ohh well, 122 Design is also open in the weekends. 6 weeks from ordered to ready!

Same as original, just cheaper

Doris on May 09, 2016

Really easy process. received what i order really quickly.

Just a little tips

Donna on Apr 10, 2016

Speak to one of their advisors on livechat before you buy. I revieved 10% off!


Diane on Mar 10, 2016

As expected. Very good quality, delivery took 6 weeks.

Just a little tips

Debra on Feb 10, 2016

My favorite chair. Bought two with my husband for their hunting house. We went for Walnut (a bit more expensive) but really nice quality.

Flot kvalitet

Deborah on Feb 09, 2016

Excellent Service and most importantly: perfect furniture. A bit of wait though.

Just a little tips

Dawn on Jan 09, 2016

I have ordered different designs inspired by the designer Eames and I gotta say there are all individually great, there is a nice finish to each of the designs and it is really easy to assemble. I thought first that all of them would be delivered assembled but the DSW and DAW comes in two part the feet and seat separate, but to be honest there is nothing as simple as those to build. Regarding the service, not a lot of follow up on order maybe this is something 122 Design could improve but apart from that I am just happy!

Hans Wegner's Shell Chair (Ch 07)

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Hans J. Wegner is a Danish furniture designer, known both nationally and internationally for his functional, yet highly aesthetic and stylish designer furniture which remained popular throughout the decades and all over the world. The Shell Chair, designated as Ch 07, fits nicely into the line of successful and popular Wegner chairs with its elegant cutting edge design which provides both comfort and style. While it was not instantly popular when it was first introduced in 1963 due to its innovative and avant-garde design based on experimental shape and only three legs, since then, it has received great critical acclaim and gained wide popularity throughout the world. After its relaunch in 1998, the modern design and innovative look was quickly recognized and the chair won numerous design awards, both in Denmark and abroad.

  • A classic of Danish Modern from 1963
  • Cutting edge avant-garde design from Hans J. Wegner
  • Light and fluid design

The expressive, yet lightweight design of the Shell Chair was achieved by Wegner’s thoughtful and detailed approach to the wing-like lines of the chair’s seat and back and the curved shape of the conical, laminated legs. The three legs are constructed and placed so the chair has optimal stability and strength, making a stark contrast with the “flying-light” expression.

The padded shells of the seat and back section are curved in an organic manner, according to the body’s shape. So, like with other Wegner’s chairs, Ch 07 was also designed with comfort and functionality as a top priority.

Due to the upwards curved shape of the chair seat, this design is also known by the nickname “the smiling chair”. In interior design, the sculptural value of the chair is often emphasized by leaving a lot of open space around it, so it can be viewed and appreciated from many angles.

The Shell Chair's Construction

The seat and the back of the Ch 07 are made of highest quality form-pressed hardwood laminates, better known as veneered bentwood, with a finish in oiled oak. The two front legs are made out of one continuous piece of laminated wood, and the hind leg is its own piece. The seat and the back are available both in fabric and leather upholstery. The shell of the chair is available in walnut, beech, ash and oak with finishes in lacquer or oil.

Dimensions of the Shell Chair:Shell chair dimensions
Height 74 cm
Width 92 cm
Depth 83 cm
Seat height 35 cm


Price Variations

The price of a new original Shell Chair is around 16.000kr (£1900 / $2410), depending on the upholstery and wood type, while a second-hand model will always be cheaper, with the condition being the determining factor. If the chair needs to be reupholstered, it is usually available at a significantly lower price, as this is quite expensive to get done. A replica of the chair costs around a tenth of the original.

Designer chairs like Wegner’s Ch 07 are rarely on sale as there is always a stable and constant demand for them on the market. You have to be more than lucky to come across on the Shell Chair with a significant discount, and if you don’t have the budget for the original, buying a replica might be your best choice.

Second-Hand Ch07

If you’re interested in buying Wegner’s Shell Chair second-hand, you should try with sites like eBay, Gumtree or Lauritz where many people sell second-hand furniture. However, it can still be rather hard to find this specific model, since the high quality of the chair combined with comfort and style usually makes it a very good buy which only a few people regret and choose to resell.

The Shell Chair Replica

Replicas and copies of all designer chairs flourish on the market and are often resold as second-hand originals, so it’s important to stay vigilant. Furthermore, while it is not legal to sell replicas within Denmark, you can find a retailer from Ireland where the copyright laws allow the production and selling of replicas.

While there are many different copy versions, the highest quality replicas look surprisingly similar to the originals.

The Shell Chair in Modern Decoration

Wegner’s Ch 07, like many other icons of Danish design, fits perfectly within the contemporary décor styles. Although the shape and the design are extremely unique, the chair is, at the same time, both timeless and simple, in line with the modernist design philosophy. Wood and leather are classic materials that fit in most homes, while the light and the minimalistic never go out of fashion, especially in the Scandinavian décor.

Wegner’s Shell Chair is ideal as a part of a sitting area, as it provides high comfort and also great stylish look. It can be placed in a corner of a living room and with just a little bit of lighting and some space around it, it will retain its sculptural appeal while also being a functional piece of furniture. For extra comfort, you can place a pillow in the back, and with the right colour, it will be a great decorative element in the living room. If you’re aiming for a room in classic Scandinavian style, you might get Wegner’s round coffee table (Ch 008) as an addition that will perfectly complement the Shell Chair.

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