Carl Hansen CH20 Elbow Chair

Carl Hansen CH20 Elbow Chair

Carl Hansen’s CH20 Elbow Chair was designed by Hans J. Wegner of designed back in 1956. However, it wasn’t until 2005 that it finally became available to purchase once more! The CH20 draws inspiration from the core ethos of modern Scandinavian design. Much like its relative, the CH24 Wishbone Chair. Read more here


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  1. Arched seat and backrest for comfortable posture
  2. Curved backrest for optimal support
  3. Angled tapered legs with cross-struts for structural stability

Carl Hansen's CH20 Elbow Chair was designed by Hans J. Wegner of designed back in 1956. However, it wasn't until 2005 that it finally became available to purchase once more! The CH20 draws inspiration from the core ethos of modern Scandinavian design. Much like its relative, the CH24 Wishbone Chair.

Rediscovering a Danish Icon

In a remarkable discovery, the CH20 Elbow Chair resurfaced after nearly five decades. Initially shelved due to complexity and cost, technology has breathed new life into this classic. Now, Carl Hansen & Søn craft this exquisite piece, a testament to Wegner's enduring vision.

A Scandi Chair with a Difference

What sets the Wegner CH20 apart? Its steam-bent backrest, crafted from a single piece of wood, contours perfectly to the body. This innovative design doesn't just offer visual appeal, it's also comfortable. And the chair's distinctive backrest extends into supportive armrests. Of course, all of this showcases Wegner's signature style. Most famous for his beautiful Scandinavian chairs.

Beauty From All Angles

The CH20 Elbow Chair isn't just a chair, it's a piece of art. Ideal as a dining room chair or a stunning addition to your home office. Its unique design fits seamlessly into all kinds of spaces. The chair's dynamic personality is characterised by clean lines and a slight splay in the legs. Differentiating it from other Scandinavian modern pieces - the Elbow Chair stands out in any setting.

Solid and Sustainable Construction

Carl Hansen & Søn's commitment to quality is evident in the CH20. Made from solid FSC-certified wood, this chair is not only strong but also eco-friendly. It is a sustainable choice for those seeking style and substance in their furniture.

A Tribute to Danish Craftsmanship

The CH20 Elbow Chair is a celebration of Danish design heritage. It complements other iconic pieces like the CH24 Wishbone Chair too. Pair it with any Carl Hansen Table. Danish dining sets create a cohesive collection that honours the legacy of Hans Wegner and Danish modernism. Own a piece of history with this carefully crafted chair.

Designed in 1956


Height: 71.5cm x Width: 54cm x Depth: 47cm (Seat Height: 46cm)

Materials & Finishes

Available in oak or beech
Upholstery available in a variety of fabrics or leathers
Seat made with CMHR foam

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Use a dampened, soft, non-abrasive, lint-free colourless cloth to wipe the entire surface of your wood, moving in the direction of the grain.
Dry the wood using a second non-abrasive cloth. Remember to wipe in the direction of the wood grain.
You do not need to polish the wood as part of your regular maintenance, but polishing can restore the wood’s natural shine if it begins to look dull.
Never use wax-based polish or ammonia-based cleaning products on your corrosive liquid residue.

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  1. Is the Carl Hansen CH20 Elbow Chair comfortable?
  2. The CH20 Elbow Chair has a solid wood frame that supports the back with ease and a padded seat. It is ideal for sitting at the dinner table for the duration of a meal.
  3. Why is the Carl HansenCH20 Elbow Chair called an 'Elbow Chair'?
  4. The CH20 Elbow Chair's name references the edges of the backrest that curve out, where you rest your elbows. The name could also reference the curve shape of the edges that protrude from the armrest.
  5. When was the Carl Hansen CH20 Elbow Chair designed?
  6. Designed in 1956, the CH20 Elbow Chair is one of Hans Wegner's most iconic dining chairs. It is part of his portoflio of iconic pieces that include the CH24 Wishbone chair and many more.
  7. Are the Carl Hansen CH20 Elbow Chairs stackable?
  8. The Carl Hansen CH20 Elbow Chair is stackable, making it not only stylish but also very practical. The Carl Hansen CH20 Elbow Chair remains a popular choice amongst restaurants due to this.
  9. What style is the Carl Hansen CH20 Elbow Chair?
  10. The Carl Hansen CH20 Elbow Chair is a piece from the mid-century modern design era. Other iconic pieces from this era include the CH24 Wishbone Chair and the Egg Lounge Chair.
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