Exclusively available at The Conran Shop and part of a Limited Edition collection of just 25 chairs, this CH07 Shell Chair in dark brown Thor leather and Wenge wood was designed in 1963 by Hans J. Wegner and is produced by master craftspeople at Carl Hansen & Søn.
The very first time this piece has been released in this type of wood, each CH07 chair is handcrafted from form pressed Wenge by master craftspeople in Denmark and showcases an avant-garde silhouette with ergonomic lines and contemporary proportions. Its cushioned seat and back are upholstered in Carl Hansen & Søn’s premium dark brown Thor leather, a semi-aniline ox hide, which offers a natural grain and is coated for protection.
A controversial design at the time of its release in 1963, the CH07 Shell Chair initially divided the public’s opinion, however its elegant clean-lined aesthetic won it a selection of design awards upon its re-release in 1998.
The CH07 Shell Chair in Wenge wood and thor leather is an excellent example of iconic Danish designer Hans J. Wegner’s constant striving towards organic simplicity in his work, and his desire to create sculptural beauty, comfort and outstanding stability.