Wegner's Credenza from 1958 is based on Wegner's original drawings and was originally one of a series of three credenzas.
Although it looks simple, the credenza features an advanced design with roller shutter doors, requiring double sides and rear panel, between which the roller shutters run on a track and disappear when opened.
The interior features adjustable shelves and pull-out drawers designed to enable simple installation of additional drawers.
The credenza, originally made of rosewood and teak, has today been replaced with walnut and oak. Its interior shelves and pull-out drawers are oak. The legs are either round wooden ones in solid oak or walnut or steel loops, which are also used in Wegner's CH100 series.
- Width: 78.7" / 200 cm
- Length: 19.3" / 49 cm
- Height: 31.8" / 80.8 cm
Passionate craftsmanship means many things to different people. To Carl Hansen it means everything. It has been so ever since 1908 when Carl Hansen founded his company on a strong belief: outstanding craftsmanship and rational serial production could go hand-in-hand to provide customers with high-quality furniture at a reasonable price. Today they continue to build on this simple but strong idea, combining traditional woodworking techniques with the latest technology to produce furniture of lasting value.
Carl Hansen & Son CH825 Credenza Designed by:
- Hans J Wegner , 1958
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.