Hans J. Wegner designed the CH446 footrest as an obvious match to his two iconic lounge chairs, the CH445 Wing Chair and the CH468 Oculus Chair. All three designed in 1960. However, it works equally well on its own or in groups.
The footrest is crafted around a solid beech wood frame with legs in stainless steel giving the footrest both a light appearance and a durability that will keep it around for generations to enjoy. The CH446 is available upholstered in either one of our many fabrics or in one of our three different types of leather.
- Ottoman Measurements: Height: 15” x Width: 24.75” x Depth:19.5”
- With its characteristic stainless steel legs it is an obvious match for both CH445,"The Wing Chair" and CH468, "The Oculus Chair".
- Made from stainless steel, beech, cold foam. Upholstered in the customer's choice of fabric or leather
- Materials: Solid beech frame; brushed stainless steel legs; molded cold foam seat and back; fabric or leather upholstery.
* 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.