Wegner’s CH825 credenza compliments the master’s CH100 series
To mark Hans J. Wegner’s 100th birthday, Carl Hansen & Son is focusing on his exclusive CH100 series. With its elegant, simple shapes and materials, the series epitomizes thoughtful design and unsurpassed craftsmanship. Originally launched as office furniture, the series has – particularly with the addition of the CH825 credenza – become far more versatile and fitting for a variety of settings.
Hans J. Wegner was a visionary whose designs were often ahead of their time. In 1970, he designed an exclusive furniture series that represents some of the finest steel work of his career. The series embodies the extremely simple cubic design that, along with timeless and exquisite comfort, has maintained its modern expression throughout the years.
The pieces were produced in small quantities throughout the 1970s, until Carl Hansen & Son relaunched the series with sofas, an armchair and coffee tables for the company’s 100th anniversary in 2008. Since then, a desk, two chairs and another armchair have been added to the series.
To mark Wegner’s 100th birthday, Carl Hansen & Son is relaunching an exclusive, elegant credenza Wegner created in 1958 – a design that shares elements with, and in many ways compliments, the CH100 series.
Knud Erik Hansen, CEO of Carl Hansen & Son, says, “We decided to add Wegner’s CH100 series to our range because, with its subtle strength and the charisma that defines masterful design, it is very inviting. The series was originally launched to target modern offices and conference centers, but its design makes it suitable for other settings, from stylish home interiors to hotel lounges. The CH825 credenza elegantly compliments the series and makes it far more versatile.”
Wegner’s CH825 credenza is, thanks to its loop legs, closely related to the CH100 series. Originally one of a series of three credenzas launched in 1959, the CH825 is based on Wegner’s original drawings. Wegner later reinterpreted it in a variant intended to serve as storage furniture for the exclusive CH100 series. The credenza is designed with steel loop legs to match the other pieces in the series. All furniture in the series features simple surfaces made of luxurious materials like oak, walnut and leather, which exude calm and energy, while the loop legs in stainless steel lend the minimalist design a natural softness which is Wegner’s signature.
CH825 will be in stores from September 2014, with recommended retail prices starting at £4,589 (excl. VAT). Recommended retail prices for the CH100 series (all prices excl. VAT): CH101 armchair from £2,548, CH102 sofa from £4,057, CH103 sofa from £5,337, CH104 sofa from £8,961, CH106 coffee table £1,416, CH108 coffee table £1,698, CH110 desk from £6,369, CH111 chair from £2,043, CH112 armchair £1,386, CH113 chair £1,356.
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Every item of furniture produced by Carl Hansen & Son reflects over 100 years of furniture history with respect and passion for craftsmanship. The world’s largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Son also produces designs by Mogens Koch, Kaare Klint, Ole Wanscher and others. The company has 170 employees. All Carl Hansen & Son furniture is produced in Denmark and sold all over the world. Find out more at www.carlhansen.com