Hans J. Wegner CH36 Dinning Chair
  • Hans J. Wegner CH36 Dinning Chair
  • Hans J. Wegner CH36 Dinning Chair
  • Hans J. Wegner CH36 Dinning Chair
  • Hans J. Wegner CH36 Dinning Chair
  • Hans J. Wegner CH36 Dinning Chair
  • Hans J. Wegner CH36 Dinning Chair
CH 36 dates back to 1962 and is characterized by its simple design and excellent back support. It is a small chair with vertical legs, a plain back and its seat of rope woven into a simple pattern. Its modest exterior tends towards the anonymous. Nevertheless Wegners conscious design is obvious in a small way. The legs taper off slightly towards the floor and this detail is repeated on the rear legs from the seat upwards to make the appearance lighter and more elegant.

The curve of the horizontal back's top edge is made narrower than its lower edge to improve the support. The delicate appearance might lead to the false conclusion that CH 36 is not a sturdy chair. It was, therefore, decided to have the chair tested thoroughly at The Technological Institute of Denmark before its release. History says that the chair went through the required 60.000 rockings without problems, but that the staff forgot to turn off the machinery before going on weekend. On Monday morning they found the test equipment broken down while the chair still was in one piece.

Use: CH 36 has primarily been sold as a dining chair but has also been used in churches, for instance in Bremens cathedral where it can be found in the wedding hall. May be this is the reason why it has been nominated appropriate to use in Schleswig-Holsteins buildings worthy of preservation. Updating: In the mid 90s the CH 36's seat height was adjusted to adapt to the height of modern human beings. At the same time the depth of the seat was increased to enhance its comfort. Supplementary products: The armchair version of the CH 36 with rope seat is called CH 37. The 2 chairs are available with upholstered seats as CH 38 and CH 39, the latter being the armchair.

Design:
Hans J. Wegner

Year:
1962

Manufacturer:
Carl Hansen & Søn A/S