The Paddle Chair (CH25) by Hans J. Wegner (1950)


The special profile of the forelegs is probably the chair’s most characteristic feature. Their unusual shape makes them carry most of the user’s weight and serve as a stable support for the armrests at the same time. Another interesting detail is the hind legs, which flush with the rail. The …

The special profile of the forelegs is probably the chair’s most characteristic feature. Their unusual shape makes them carry most of the user’s weight and serve as a stable support for the armrests at the same time. Another interesting detail is the hind legs, which flush with the rail. The woven seat and back creates a family likeness with wicker furniture, but the stable wooden construction together with the wickerwork make Wegner’s chair much more sturdy. The broad armrests add to the comfort of the chair and make it easy to get up from, even with its low seating and its reclining back. The moderate dimensions make it fit easily into interiors where space is a factor. The simple choice of materials, wood and paper rope, gives it a neutral appearance that makes it blend in well in almost any decoration. Made in Denmark by Carl Hansen & Son.

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