Carl Hansen CH20 Elbow Chair

Carl Hansen CH20 Elbow Chair

Hans J. Wegner of Carl Hansen designed this beautiful CH20 Elbow Chair back in 1956, and it finally came to life in 2005. Like its relative, the iconic CH24 wishbone chair, the CH20 draws inspiration from the core ethos of modern Scandinavian design. 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

Hans J. Wegner of Carl Hansen designed this beautiful CH20 Elbow Chair back in 1956, and it finally came to life in 2005. Like its relative, the iconic CH24 wishbone chair, the CH20 draws inspiration from the core ethos of modern Scandinavian design.

With a gorgeously crafted frame and rounded back to provide optimal comfort, this piece offers both grace and practicality. The chair's compact design is stackable and comes in a variety of different finishes. As with all Carl Hansen products this piece is crafted with quality materials with intention of being built to last. The chair's simple yet effective aesthetic makes it versatile and would be suitable for use as a dining, lounge, or desk 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. 
Hans Wegner

Hans Wegner

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.

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Carl Hansen

Carl Hansen

Carl Hansen furniture is Scandinavian design titan, particularly due to the famous CH24 Wishbone Chair by Hans J Wegner. Their goal: to gather the best, most iconic modern furniture designs under one roof.

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