The China Chair™ was designed by Hans J. Wegner, in 1944 and it stands out as the only solid wood chair in the Fritz Hansen collection.
Wegner found inspiration for this timeless classic in Chinese chairs from the 17th and 18th Centuries. The China Chair epitomizes his lifelong quest to understand the nature of wood and explore its possibilities. In Wegner’s modern interpretation of ancient Chinese chairs, he unfolds his talent as a wood craftsman along with his flair for expressive and sculptural functionalism.
The frame is made of solid wood in matt lacquered cherry or black coloured ash.
The seat cushion is reversible and made of leather with buttons.
Hans J. Wegner - cabinet-maker and furniture designer and one of the principals of 'Danish Modern'. He is one of the Danish designers who has achieved world fame. Wegner is a meticulous and admired craftsman and his furniture is a combination of good, solid details rooted in the tradition of the craftsmanship he highly regards. Fritz Hansen has manufactured the China Chair™ since 1944 and in 2008 the China Chair™ was introduced in a new black variety.