The distinguished character of the CH103 3-seat sofa joins the CH100 series by Hans j. Wegner. It is a sumptuous sofa that works well on its own, in groups, or with the CH100 series of sofas. The CH103 lounge embodies Wegner's ideology and spirit for simplicity coupled with Carl Hansen's reputation for quality manufacturing. Wegner, with his unique understanding of materials, created many designs each with its own personality yet in a consistent language. This is part of a series that Wegner designed in 1970, produced in very limited numbers during the 1970s and reintroduced in 2008 on the occasion of Carl Hansen & Son's 10th anniversary.
CH103 is hand made on a solid beech inner frame with polished stainless steel legs, visible frame and armrest fronts. Cushions are fully upholstered on all sides, built around a foam core wrapped in European down and foam granulate. This sofa series is completed by sofas & tables of various size options.
- Height: 28” x Width: 86.2” x Depth: 30.3” x Seating Height: 17"
- The sofas have a straightforward, cubistic design which has retained its contemporary look through the years.
- This series of sofas are all hand-made on a solid beech inner frame to enable use of the finest upholstery methods. This method also provides great durability making the sofas ideal for usage in public areas.
- The characteristic design employs hand-polished, stainless steel for the visible frame which also constitutes the legs of the chair.
- Made from solid beech, stainless steel, cold foam, European down.
* All measurements are approximations.
Hans Jørgensen Wegner, (April 2, 1914 – January 26, 2007), was a world renowned Danish furniture designer. His high quality and thoughtful work, along with a concerted effort from several of his manufacturers, contributed to the international popularity of mid-century Danish design. His style is often described as Organic Functionality, a modernist school with emphasis on functionality. This school of thought arose primarily in Scandinavian countries with contributions by Poul Henningsen, Alvar Aalto, and Arne Jacobsen. In his lifetime he designed over 500 different chairs, over 100 of which were put into mass production and many of which have become recognizable design icons.
Wegner worked for some time for Arne Jacobsen, a successful Danish designer. Wegner was in charge of the furniture in the Aarhus Municipal Hall, which Jacobsen designed. After some years under Jacobsen, Wegner started his own company. Along with fellow architect Børge Mogensen, he designed furniture for FDB (a Danish chain of grocery stores), spearheaded by Erik Kold – who founded an organization of Danish furniture makers that launched Danish design abroad.
In his later years Wegner became more attached to PP Møbler (which produces many of pieces originally designed for Johannes Hansen) and for whom he designed several chairs late in his life. He remained active throughout his life. An example of his later work is the “Hoop Chair”, originally designed in 1965 with a steel tube base and finally put into production made entirely in wood in 1985 (for PP Møbler). Wegner retired from public life only in the last decade of his life.