Carl Hansen CH07 Shell Chair

Carl Hansen CH07 Shell Chair

The Hans Wegner Shell Chair is one of Carl Hansen’s most ground-breaking chair designs. Revived in 1998 by the original designer and maker, it has quickly become a beloved modern classic. Read more here

£3,179

SKU: I-CAR-10116-0 Categories: , Tags: ,


Made for you in just six to eight weeks

We plant a tree with every purchase made!

100% Authentic, Originals Only

Trade Discount Available

Share:
  1. Authentic Hans Wegner design carrying his signature and an official Carl Hansen serial number
  2. Part of Danish design history, a true modern chair design icon
  3. Avoid replica Shell Chairs and support sustainable design and genuine Danish craftsmanship

The Hans Wegner Shell Chair is one of Carl Hansen’s most ground-breaking chair designs. Revived in 1998 by the original designer and maker, it has quickly become a beloved modern classic.

The Hans Wegner Shell Chair Legacy

The CH07 Shell Chair debuted in 1963, and critics cheered its new look. Yet, its bold style puzzled many. For this reason, this chair symbolises a daring move in furniture design. It reflects Wegner's dedication to blending beauty with function, showcasing a seamless integration of form and utility.

Revival of a Scandinavian Modern Icon

In 1998, Carl Hansen & Son reintroduced the Shell Chair. Consequently, it quickly won hearts. Its design, featuring a wing-like seat and a curved backrest on three legs, seems to float. Therefore, this chair, embodying Wegner's genius, now enjoys wide praise. It shows that true design lasts beyond its time.

CH07: Crafted for Comfort

The Hans Wegner Shell Chair offers incredible comfort for such a small seat pad. Its seat and backrest use a sleek foam cushion on each surface to provide softness to its wood frame. Furthermore, this chair design stands stable on three legs, balancing use and beauty perfectly. Its curves wrap around you. This matches Wegner’s belief that modern chairs should be a delight, viewed from any angle.

Authenticity Matters

Carl Hansen & Son ensures each Hans Wegner Shell Chair is a masterpiece. However, beware of replica CH07 chairs that compromise on quality. Authentic Danish Modern furniture guarantees high-quality and true Danish design. Learn how to avoid Shell Chair replicas by reading our guide.

A Tradition of Danish Design

Owning a Hans Wegner Shell Chair is essentially owning a piece of history. Not only this but Carl Hansen & Søn, a leader in Wegner’s designs, upholds over a century of Danish design tradition. As a result, their collection features work from renowned designers, ensuring the original Shell Chair promises outstanding craftsmanship and timeless appeal in every piece.



Designed in 1963

Dimensions

Height: 74cm x Width: 92cm x Depth: 83cm (Weight: 13.5kg)

Seat Height: 35cm
Seat Width: 46cm
Seat Depth: 48cm
Backrest Height: 39cm
Backrest Width: 55cm
Approximate Leg: Width (Top): 8.5cm / Width (Bottom): 2.5cm x Depth: 3cm

Gross/Fully Packaged Measurements (Estimated)
Gross/Packed Dimensions: Height: 76cm x Width: 91cm x Depth: 91cm
Gross/Packed Cubic Metres: 0.63m³
Gross/Packed Weight: 20kg

Materials & Finishes

– Structure/Frame: FSC-certified form-pressed beech veneer (available in natural white NCS S0502-Y, orange-red NCS S2075-Y70R, silver grey NCS S3502-Y, red-brown NCS S4550-Y80R, olive green NCS S6020-G50Y, anthracite grey NCS S7502-B, green NCS S8010-G10Y, blue NCS S8010-R90B or black NCS S9000-N CHS colours*), oak veneer (available in lacquer, oil, white oil or black NCS S9000-N CHS colour**) or walnut veneer (available in lacquer or oil)
*Beech veneer has minimal grain visible when painted with gloss 5% (matt)
**Oak veneer has a clearly visible wood grain visible when painted with gloss 20% (semi-matt)
– Seat Cushion’s Fillings: High-density CMHR (Combustion Modified High Resilience) foam seat pad
– Back Cushion’s Fillings: High-density CMHR (Combustion Modified High Resilience) foam back pad
– Legs: FSC-certified beech veneer (available in natural white NCS S0502-Y, orange-red NCS S2075-Y70R, silver grey NCS S3502-Y, red-brown NCS S4550-Y80R, olive green NCS S6020-G50Y, anthracite grey NCS S7502-B, green NCS S8010-G10Y, blue NCS S8010-R90B or black NCS S9000-N CHS colours*), oak veneer (available in lacquer, oil, white oil or black NCS S9000-N CHS colour**) or walnut veneer (available in lacquer or oil)
*Beech veneer has minimal grain visible when painted with gloss 5% (matt)
**Oak veneer has a clearly visible wood grain visible when painted with gloss 20% (semi-matt)
– Upholstery/Cover: Available in Kvadrat (Canvas, Clara, Remix, Molly, Re-wool, Fiord, Hallingdal, Divina Melange, Sahco Moss, Recheck, Baru, Gentle or Sisu), Gabriel fabrics (Capture, Crisp, Focus Royal, Mood or Passion), Agora fabrics (Life), Pierre Frey fabrics (Yeti) or Carl Hansen leathers (Loke, Thor, Sif, Saddle, Freja or Natural Raw Cowhide)
– Warranty: 5 years – see Carl Hansen’s warranty terms for more information
– Assembly: No assembly required

Fabric Consumption COM/COL (Minimum Quantities Apply):

Plain: 0.7m Leather: 1.7sqm

Download more product information.

Wood Veneer (Beech/Oak/Walnut)

– Vacuum regularly with a soft brush attachment
– Clean gently with a damp cloth; avoid harsh cleaners
– Avoid direct sunlight to prevent colour fading
– Protect from water; wipe spills immediately

CHS Painted (Beech/Oak)

– Dust daily with a clean, dry cloth
– Clean lightly soiled surfaces with a damp cloth
– Avoid abrasive cleaners to prevent damage
– Repair scratches professionally; order repair paint if minor

Leather

– Vacuum regularly using a soft brush attachment
– Wipe with a damp, well-wrung cloth for light stains
– Avoid spot cleaning; it can cause blotches
– Use vegetable-based leather cream for special treatment sparingly

Natural Cowhide

– Vacuum regularly with a soft brush, in the direction of hairs
– Dab spills immediately with a clean cloth or sponge
– Avoid getting too wet; always wipe in the hair direction
– Keep away from direct sunlight to prevent fading

Textile/Fabric

– Vacuum regularly to remove dust and prevent soil build-up
– Clean spills quickly with a clean, damp cloth
– Avoid direct sunlight to prevent fading
– Rotate furniture where possible to ensure even wear

Download the care and maintenance guide

Space Planning/Interior Design
Our experienced team of design consultants can help you in planning your dream space. From colour and upholstery advice on free standing pieces to installation and finish tips on fitted furniture. Furthermore to help you visualise your new space we’ll produce 3D models to demonstrate how our products can be best used in your living space. Send our space planning team a quick message here.

Trade
Made for interior designers, architects and property developers; Olson and Baker For Business is the essential tool to help keep your clients happy, sign up today!

Delivery & Installation
Our delivery and installation team carry a wealth of knowledge and know exactly how to handle high-end furniture. They realise the value and importance of each Olson and Baker customer, read more about your furniture’s delivery here.

Price Promise
We guarantee that you will get the best value for money with our promise on price with no compromise on quality or service. Seen it cheaper elsewhere? Send us a quick message here.

International Shipping
From Dubai to Tokyo, the US to Italy we supply high-end furniture and lighting to trade and private clients all over the world, planning the logistics around you. Contact us for more information.

  1. Is the original Shell Chair comfortable?
  2. The distinct shape of the Hans Wegner Shell Chair makes it spacious and comfortable to relax on. Its slanting three-legged design makes it easy to lean back into the chair whilst the thin foam back and seat pad soften the wood veneer.
  3. Who makes this Wegner Chair?
  4. Manufactured by Carl Hansen, each CH07 Shell Chair begins its life in the Carl Hansen factory in Denmark. Carefully constructed by master craftsmen, the CH07 Shell Chair is a combination of timeless design and quality materials.
  5. How are Carl Hansen chairs made?
  6. Made from form-pressing veneer, the frame of the CH07 Shell Chair provides a stable place to sit and relax. The seat and back then have a slim upholstered pad fixed to them for additional comfort.
  7. How does the CH07's construction reflect the principles of mid-century modern design?
  8. Wegner's Shell uses innovative materials, minimalist shapes, and functional design, emphasising craftsmanship and organic forms characteristic of Mid-Century Modern principles.
  9. What other lounge chairs did Wegner design?
  10. Hans Wegner designed iconic Scandinavian modern lounge chairs like the CH445 Wing, CH468 Oculus, and the CH25 - all of which showcase innovation in comfort and form ahead of their time.
Carl Hansen

Carl Hansen

We are proud retailers of Carl Hansen furniture, manufacturers of the most famous Danish furniture in the world. Not only does each piece prioritise craftsmanship and sustainability,.... read more

See more from Carl Hansen

More from Carl Hansen

Request a free swatch

Sorry!

Something went wrong, please email us about the swatch you are requesting or try again at a later time.

Thanks! We'll let you know via email when we've dispatched your requested swatch.

Processing...

    More Options?

    If you're looking for more options with this item (e.g. finishes, fabrics etc.) then pop us a note below and we'll get back to you.


      In a Hurry..?

      Our lead times show the current best estimates and we always confirm these lead times with our manufacturers once an order is placed. If you are in a hurry, and need the piece more quickly, we will do our best to find the earliest possible delivery date. Please fill in our simple form with your details and a member of the team will get back to you shortly.


        Price Promise

        Have you found this product elsewhere for less? If so, let us know and we’ll match it*. Simply fill in the form below with your information, where you have seen it, and we’ll be in touch shortly!


        *Same product on same terms from reputable retailer. Misprices not included.

        GET A DISCOUNT ON YOUR FIRST ORDER!

        Sign up to our newsletter and get up to 10% off your first order, and receive the latest design news, further exclusive offers, and much more!

        Sign Up Now

        See what our customers say about us

        The service is superb and the website is so intuitive! 10 out of 10! :D Lee

        Fantastic customer service throughout the ordering process.

        Great products - really pleased with my order.

        So glad I came across Olson & Baker for my home accessories that I would not find elsewhere on the High Street.

        Lovely website, great communication, fast delivery and they came in at a price other shops couldn't compete with on the chair I was after.

        Easily recommended.

        It has been an absolute pleasure buying a lovely piece of furniture from Olsen + Baker. Russell has been a delight to deal with, keeping me informed at every step of the delivery, even down to which colour would fit with my decor - nothing was too much.

        I can’t recommend highly enough.

        Beautiful item arrived earlier than indicated.

        Customer service informed me of this & then followed up after delivery to make sure it arrived safely.

        Highly recommend!

        Excellent product but more importantly during these difficult times was the customer service level and great delivery team ....

        take note Heal’s as you’ve not got a clue how to service customers

        Bought some lovely wine glasses as a gift, quick delivery, great customer service and high quality product.

        Would definitely buy from Olson and Baker again.

        Very good service, great communication and arrived very promptly

        Thank you

        Olson + Baker were wonderful to deal with.

        We purchased our item (a beautiful coat hook) but had to delay delivery due to a trip overseas.

        We weren't dealing with an automated system, just real people who cared enough to help.

        Great range of products.

        Purchased a beautiful rug from here and had a smooth overall buying experience.

        Beautiful and high quality furniture!

        Excellent delivery and customer services, even during difficult times like Covid 19.

        Recently purchased a Nordic Style candle holder, which I had admired at a recent stay at a holiday home in Norfolk.  Product arrived very quickly. Contact via email from Jonathan. Excellent customer service and a gorgeous product too.

        Thank you Jonathan and all at Olson and Baker.

        First class service.

        The Olson Baker team continue to deliver outstanding advice and product knowledge.

        Excellent communication and speedy delivery...

        Couldn't have been better and will certainly buy from the company again.

        Fantastic service, Jonathan was extremely helpful through my purchase.

        Definitely recommend and would use again.

        Thanks! Angela

        Really excellent customer service. Can not recommend this company highly enough - the products are high quality and their communication with the customer is first class. Jonathon always responded promptly to any queries and was very helpful.

        I would definitely buy from them again.

        Olson + Bakers service and products have been outstanding. I can't recommend Jonathan at Olson + Baker enough.

        He is an absolute star and has gone out of his way to provide superb service.

        Your basket is currently empty.

        If you would like assistance, please email [email protected].
        Alternatively, you can call us on +44 1143 488 303 and we will be happy to assist.

        Return and browse