Hans Wegner Chairs: The Lounge Chair

There is a famous quote of Hans Wegner about  chairs:  “A chair is to have no backside. It should be beautiful from all angles.” This statement is a constant in the work of Hans Wegner, creator of several of the most beautiful chairs in the world. And, just like it happens with the Shell Chair, the Lounge Chair is not the exception.

The Lounge Chair is a gorgeous wood table (Its labeled like CH25), with a design simple of clean lines. Revolutionary at its time, the CH25 was released in 1950, and it has a tremendous success since then. Using woven paper cord, a controversial choice at the moment, Wegner achieves a great texture for a relaxed seating, both in the back and seat.

But don’t be confused about the simple lines of the Lounge Chair. Its manufacture is quite complex, and it takes 10 hs for a qualified artisan to complete one seat, using specialized techniques to allow have the same pattern in the back side and the front side: one of the main pursuits of Hans Wegner. As a result, the Lounge Chair is one of the most popular creations of Hans Wegner that grows in prestige with time, just like the Shell Chair.

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