Hans J. Wegner Sofa in Cognac Leather


Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn, sofa, leather, chrome, Denmark, 1970s

The CH103 sofa by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn is a modern 3-seat sofa ideal for contemporary interiors. This cognac leather sofa with a square steel base on each side is very comfortable. The soft leather cushions provide the back with excellent support and its heaven to sit on. The geometric use of steel, with elegant details in the armrests, gives a beautiful contrast with the warm color and softness of the leather. The CH103 sofa is part of a series of geometric furniture created by Wegner in 1970 to suit a variety of different spaces.

Hans Wegner (1914-2007) is one of the most prolific furniture designers of the world. Wegner's furniture was designed with the greatest understanding of materials, construction techniques, and use. Wegner is known to be an excellent cabinet maker with thorough understanding of the materials he worked with, yet his greatest aim was to create expressive and exciting design. Although Wegner was a functionalist, he was not a rational dogmatist such as Kaare Klint, of whom he was a student. Instead, his designs sparkle with inventiveness and sculptural sense. But this never meant that his organic and sensuous forms left the strict rules of functionalism. At heart, Wegner was an idealist. He was relentless in his quest for the best chair: 'there is never one damn thing that cannot be made better'. But Wegner was aware of the fact that you cannot design the 'perfect' chair, which gave him the freedom to produce as much as possible. He left behind more than 3500 drawings and about 500 of his designs went into production. His designs feature in the UN Building and Seagram Building in New York, UNESCO's headquarters. NATO's headquarters in Paris, and several buildings by the architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

Please note that we advise reupholstery before use. This item might contains threadbare upholstery with loose seams and and damages. Reupholstery can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsmen and -women in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized reupholstery is possible as well.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Carl Hansen & Søn (Manufacturer) Hans J. Wegner (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1970s
  • dimensions Height 27.17 in. Width 84.65 in. Depth 30.71 in. Seat Height 14.97 in.
  • dimensions Height 69 cm Width 215 cm Depth 78 cm Seat Height 38 cm
  • material Chrome Leather
  • origin Denmark
  • period 1970-1979
  • style Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 45016225