Hans Wegner's Wing Chair
Hans J Wegner’s Wing Chair from 1960 is less prevalent than many of his other furniture designs. The production was at a standstill for several years until it was resumed in 2006, so the older versions are very limited in number. As, with most of Wegner’s designs, the Wing Chair was designed with comfort and functionality as a top priority, but this didn’t compromise the modern stylish look of it and the aesthetic feeling it will bring to your home or office. The design with ‘wings’ and the padded foam seat make it a very comfortable chair, with support for back, shoulders, neck and head.
- Leather or fabric upholstery
- High comfort with support from the ‘wings’
- Foam padded seat with the right balance between firmness and softness
- Models from post-2006 based on the original drawings
Sit Comfortably in Multipurpose Wing Chair
Similar to Papa Bear Chair or Ch 07 Shell Chair, Wegner designed the Wing chair so you can sit in several different ways and still get maximum comfort. Lean against the side or sit diagonally, its wings will always provide support. You can truly rest your head on the small top wings.
For even greater comfort, you can choose to purchase Ch 446 footstool, designed specifically to match the Wing chair.
Aesthetic Appeal of the Wing Chair
Although it was designed with comfort in mind, the Wing chair is also a delight to the eye. You can choose to place it without other pieces of furniture nearby so the beautiful yet simple lines can really speak for themselves and give your room a stylish and highly aesthetic atmosphere or you can combine it with other furniture, as a part of a seating area. While it can fit into many different décor styles, the Wing chair really shines among other furniture pieces in the Danish Modern style.
With the prominent wing-shaped back, the chair has almost a sculptural element which significantly enhances the stylish look of the room, whether it’s your home, office, or a public space.
The Wing Chair Variants
The Wing Chair, also designated as Ch 445, is sold in two versions – with upholstery in leather or fabric – so you can choose the material that best suits your personal style. The characteristic legs are made of stainless steel and the front legs are bit higher than the rear, thus enhancing the comfort of the armchair. Subtle details like this are what truly makes Wegner ‘The Master of the Chair’.
The Wing Chair (Ch 445) has following dimensions:
|Seat height||60 cm|
Relaunch in 2006
Hans Wegner designed the Wing armchair in 1960 and, at the time, it was produced in a limited amount. Later on, the production came to a standstill that lasted for many years and it was not until 2006 that the chair came into production again, when the furniture manufacturer Carl Hansen & Søn relaunched it. The versions made after 2006 are carefully produced after Wegner’s original drawings making the newer model true to the older and rare edition.
After its relaunch, Ch 445 immediately regained great popularity and won several national and international design awards.
Second-Hand Wing Chair
While you can find many designer chairs at sites like eBay or Lauritz, the Wing Chair is slightly different. The older models were produced in a very limited number, making them very hard to find and extremely sought after by dedicated collectors. Thus, the cost can be very high, even for a second-hand model. Even the post-2006 models are rather rare since the high quality of the chair makes it very durable and few people regret their purchase and they often choose not to sell it.