Carl Hansen CH56 Bar Stool

Carl Hansen CH56 Bar Stool

Another timeless piece designed by Carl Hansen’s Hans J. Wegner, the CH56 first came to life in 1985. In production for over 30 years and still, as relevant as ever, the CH56’s unassertive features are what defines it. Read more here

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  1. Angled wooden legs to provide stability
  2. Stainless steel ring that adds stability and doubles as footrest
  3. Padded seat to provide comfort

Another timeless piece designed by Carl Hansen’s Hans J. Wegner, the CH56 first came to life in 1985. In production for over 30 years and still, as relevant as ever, the CH56’s unassertive features are what defines it.

Related to the CH58 Bar Stool, the CH56 is a shorter adaptation that would be more suited to residential spaces like a kitchen counter rather than a bar. Held together by a circular steel ring that doubles as a footrest, the robust wooden frame provides stability. Available in a variety of different upholsteries and finishes, this stylish piece is as sophisticated as it is versatile.

Designed in 1985


Height: 76cm x Width: 39cm x Depth: 39cm

Materials & Finishes

Solid wood base available in oak or walnut
Upholstery available in a variety of different materials
Footrest made from stainless steel
Seat made from CMHR foam

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A clean and wet towel should be used to wipe the surface of any product that is exposed to ordinary or corrosive liquid within 10 minutes. A piece of dry cloth should then be applied to absorb the residual moisture. Please try not to apply a detergent with a high concentration of alcohol or a bleaching effect to clean household products. If you have no alternative, you must wipe the detergent off immediately after cleaning to remove corrosive liquid residue.

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  1. Will the CH56 Carl Hansen Bar Stool go out of style?
  2. A favourite of interior designers and architects since 1985. Hans Wegner's CH56 simple design and use of high-quality materials mean it's likely to never go out of fashion.
  3. What makes the Carl Hansen CH56 Stool a good kitchen stool?
  4. Carl Hansen's CH56 is a stool suitable for commercial and domestic purposes. It's a fantastic kitchen bar stool. For a start, its combination of leather, wood and stainless steel are all individually easy to maintain. Also, thanks to Wegner's design genius the dimensions allow for generous thigh room and the footrest is a comfortable height. Lastly, the stool only weighs 5kg (11lb), as much as a cat or large pumpkin, meaning it's easy to move around.
  5. Is the CH56 Wegner Stool by Carl Hansen easy to maintain?
  6. The Carl Hansen CH56 comes with an oak or walnut frame. Both these woods are exceedingly durable and long-lasting, requiring little maintenance (soaped versions will require re-soaping once in a while). The padded seat only comes in leather. By using a soft damp cloth the CH56's seat in all leathers (aniline, semi-aniline and pigmented leather) will wipe clean. The CH56 stool comes with a five-year warranty from Carl Hansen.
  7. Is the Carl Hansen CH56 Stool comfortable?
  8. With a comfortable, high-density foam padded seat the CH56 Stool provides a surprising level of comfort. The suspended, stainless steel, ring-shaped footrest also allows you to take the weight off your feet. Lastly, the height is a little lower than usual allowing for a little more thigh space.
  9. What is the right stool height for my kitchen counter or bar?
  10. If the surface height in mind is 90-92cm, the stool seat should measure between 60-65cm - this is a "Counter Stool". If the surface height is 100-105cm, the stool seat height should be 70-75cm - this is a "Bar Stool".
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