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Fritz Hansen China Chair

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Starting at: $9509.00 CAD
$9,509.00 CAD

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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 MORE INFO

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DesignerSørensen Leather

CLASSIC was specially developed for the famous furniture manufacturer Fritz Hansen. In fact, it’s Fritz Hansen’s leather of choice – exclusively from Sørensen Leather – for an array of iconic designer furniture that you see in museums, galleries and private residences around the globe.

One of CLASSIC’s many advantages is that it exudes richness and luxury. CLASSIC has a more uniform surface, due to the fact that the leather is slightly buffed and printed. Many designers and architects prefer a surface that has this kind of beauty with continuity they can count on.

A bit thicker and more robust than other leathers, CLASSIC is designed for endurance. It has an uncanny knack for hardly showing signs of aging, which explains why people who design classics – design with our CLASSIC leather.

DesignerSørensen Leather

The ultimate in exclusivity, ELEGANCE is the kind of leather that makes a room come alive. And that makes you feel drawn to come over and touch it. You can feel the richness. The smoothness. Firm yet flexible with visible, natural marking, ELEGANCE is, without a doubt, a luxurious leather with substance – and soul.

DesignerSørensen Leather

Optical White is a durable and user-friendly type of leather. The leather is pigmented and has a slight grain, which means that the natural structure is visible. This leather has also been treated with a light surface finish, making it very user-friendly. However, the optical white colour makes the leather susceptible to stains.

DesignerSørensen Leather

Part of the sheer beauty of RUSTIC is its absolute simplicity. And authenticity. The brown shade is the classic colour you would associate with leather that has a beautiful patina. In fact, it resembles the patina that would normally appear with the passage of time. Meaning, it looks as if it has already lived a good life.

RUSTIC has the advantage of changing colour depending on the exposure to light, the environmental conditions and how you use it. The result is a very authentic, earthy feel with a distinct character, reflected in the patina that appears, rendering the leather a bit lighter over time.

DesignerSørensen Leather

The tactile feeling of SENSE is nothing less than sublime. It’s supremely soft, sensual and the epitome of luxury. Run your fingers along the surface and you can feel the subtle, natural texture that’s unique to each piece. Press into it and SENSE instantly surrenders to your touch.

It’s no wonder that SENSE is the exclusive choice for an extensive array of iconic designs you see in museums, galleries and collections around the world. Professional crafts people adore SENSE because it’s incredibly easily to design with. The two captivating colours, concrete or chocolate, will bring an understated elegance to any design you have in mind. Adding to the reason why anything you create with SENSE you’ll want to covet forever.

DesignerSørensen Leather

VEGETAL is an extremely high quality, un-dyed vegetable tanned leather we feature in its original colour, which actually becomes another colour. The colour emerges from the tanning agent starting with a very light tone, which then becomes a pale pink, later transforming into a light, nut-brown, with variations from hide to hide. Soft, subtle and susceptible to light, watch the patina that appears over time, as it adds an extra dimension of character to a classic leather that’s truly a beauty. Each hide is unique, bearing the natural, discrete markings of its original owner – the cow itself!

Adding to VEGETAL’s exceptional beauty and purity is the fact that less than 1% of all hides in the world can be used for this type of leather.

DesignerSørensen Leather

White is a soft, fully grain leather type with a strong finish. This means that the leather is very durable and easier to maintain. White is a smooth leather that is soft to touch. The surface of this lighter coloured leather may appear less visible, because of the many pigments often used in the colour process. White is also more susceptible to dirt than other colours.

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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.

MATERIALS:

  • Solid wood in matt lacquered cherry or black coloured ash

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Height: 82 cm / 32.3 inch
  • Sitting Height: 45 cm / 17.7 inch
  • Armrest Height: 68 cm / 26.8 inch
  • Width: 55 cm / 21.7 inch
  • Depth: 55 cm / 21.7 inch

HELPFUL NOTES:

  • It has a reversible leather cushion with buttons
  • Please contact us if you wish to order additional cushions

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Brand
Fritz Hansen

Fritz Hansen was established in 1872 by the visionary cabinetmaker of the same name. Since then, Fritz Hansen has become a natural part of both Danish and international design history. Today, it is an exclusive and international design brand. The history of Fritz Hansen is characterized by stupendous craftsmanship, unique design and an inherent sense of premium quality. Leading architects and furniture designers from all over the world have regularly contributed to the collection with beautifully shaped and functional furniture that seamlessly meet through the use of innovative techniques and new materials. Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm, Piet Hein, Vico Magistretti, Burkhard Vogtherr, Piero Lissoni, Kasper Salto and Morten Voss – the stellar string of designers is long and the list of furniture of classic and iconic fame is even longer.

Their design philosophy inspires the creation of new, simple, sculptural and original furniture that is timeless and relevant in time. This furniture is for modern city dwellers and international businesses with a confident taste for elegance and underplayed luxury and the desire to strengthen their identity and image. People who wish to make a statement, which is entirely their own.

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Fritz Hansen China Chair Designed by:
  • Hans J Wegner , 1944
Hans J Wegner

Hans J. Wegner

Denmark, 1914 - 2007

"A chair is to have no backside. It should be beautiful from all sides and angles." – Hans J. Wegner

With his love of natural materials and his deep understanding of the need for furniture to be functional as well as beautiful, Hans J. Wegner made mid-century Danish design popular on an international scale. He began his career as a cabinetmaker in 1931 and subsequently entered the Copenhagen School of Arts & Crafts. After receiving his architectural degree in 1938, he worked as a designer in Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller’s architectural office before establishing his own office in 1943.

Over the years, he designed over 500 chairs with many different wood types and styles. He became the undisputed master of Danish chair design. His style is based on clean, simple lines and to Wegner a chair was an artwork as much as a functional object. One of his well-known philosophies was that a chair should be beautiful from every angle and that it should not have a backside. Though Wegner designed for series production, all of his work bears the stamp of the traditionally trained craftsman. Wegner’s most famous chairs are the Wishbone, the Wing, the Elbow and the Shell. Most of his designs are produced by Carl Hansen and are still in production today.

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