Carl Hansen CH36 Chair

Carl Hansen CH36 Chair

The CH36 chair from Carl Hansen’s Hans J. Wegner lends itself to both his Scandinavian design and Shaker style inspirations. With an elegant wooden frame and hand-woven papercord seat, this piece embodies simplicity. Read more here


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  1. Durable hand-woven papercord seat
  2. Additional cross-struts for stability
  3. Arched backrest for comfortable posture

The CH36 chair from Carl Hansen’s Hans J. Wegner lends itself to both his Scandinavian design and Shaker style inspirations. With an elegant wooden frame and hand-woven papercord seat, this piece embodies simplicity.

It has an arched backrest to provide optimal support and cross struts on the legs, offering strength and stability. Designed in 1962, this timeless piece’s clean-cut style has remained a popular choice since its inception. Available in a variety of different finishes, this piece's understated design makes it a versatile addition to any living space.

Designed in 1962


Height: 81cm x Width: 52cm x Depth: 48cm (Seat Height: 45cm)

Materials & Finishes

Available in oak or beech
Handwoven seat available in natural or black paper cord
Veneered backrest

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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 wood.

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  1. How is the CH36 Chair made?
  2. Carl Hansen makes the CH36 Chair by hand in Denmark. They cut and sand each of the thirteen solid pieces of oak or beech to shape. After hand-sanding and glueing each of these elements Carl Hansen applies an optional range of finishes to complete the frame. Finishes include soap, lacquer, oil, white oil, smoked oil and Carl Hansen colours. The skilled craftsmen then weave a natural paper cord seat around the frame, completing Hans Wegner's original masterpiece.
  3. Is the CH36 Chair by Hans Wegner a comfortable dining chair?
  4. Yes, the CH36 Chair by Hans Wegner is a comfortable dining chair perfect for any modern home. Its solid wood high backrest combed with a flexing natural paper cord seat make it perfect for long meals. Additionally, the shape will allow it to slide under all dining tables, which only adds to the chair's appeal. Olson and Baker is an official stockist of the CH36 Chair, so you can be sure that you are getting a genuine product.
  5. How durable is a natural paper cord seat on a chair?
  6. Papercord seats last for many years with minimal care and maintenance. If you plan on using your papercord chair regularly, it is important to vacuum the cord regularly to prevent dirt and dust from building up and causing the cord to break down prematurely. Additionally, avoid placing sharp objects on or near the cord, as this can also cause damage. With proper care, your papercord seat should last for many years to come!
  7. How can I tell if my CH36 Chair is real or a fake?
  8. To tell if your CH36 Chair is a real or replica, you can check for a few things. First, look for the Carl Hansen & Son logo on the chair. This will be on a metal plate at the back of the underside of chair. If it's not there, it's likely a replica. Another way to tell is by checking the construction of the chair. Real Carl Hansen & Son chairs are made with high-quality materials and craftsmanship (no unsightly cuts of wood, or bad joins), so if the chair feels flimsy or poorly made, it's probably a fake. Finally, you can ask an expert at Olson + Baker. Our team can help you determine if your CH36 Chair is authentic or not.
  9. Are CH36 Chairs by Carl Hansen hard to keep clean?
  10. The CH36 wood frame will require occasional dusting unless it's the soaped oak version. The soaped oak version will need soaping two to three times per year. Paper cord weave seats need little maintenance and will last for decades. Keep dust free and if you would like to clean the seat deeper, you can wipe it with a tightly wrung soft cloth with a neutral, colourless soap solution.
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