Carl Hansen MG501 Cuba Chair

Carl Hansen MG501 Cuba Chair

Carl Hansen’s MG501 Cuba Chair prioritises comfort, utility and simple beauty in a contemporary Scandinavian folding chair. Its solid oak frame and choice of cotton webbing or Danish paper cord seat and backrest embody Scandi simplicity and exquisite craftsmanship. Read more here


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  1. Practical folding chair mechanism
  2. Two versions available, an indoor and outdoor Cuba Chair
  3. Beautifully crafted from natural materials

Carl Hansen's MG501 Cuba Chair prioritises comfort, utility and simple beauty in a contemporary Scandinavian folding chair. Its solid oak frame and choice of cotton webbing or Danish paper cord seat and backrest embody Scandi simplicity and exquisite craftsmanship.

The Scandinavian Folding Chair

The Carl Hansen MG501 Cuba Chair, designed by the talented Morten Gøttler, is a standout piece in the realm of Scandinavian design. It's not just a lounge chair, but a symbol of minimalist beauty and functional elegance. This design goes beyond the usual. It is a true representation of how simplicity, utility and good design can merge into everyday objects.

Strong and Beautiful

Every part of the Carl Hansen Cuba Chair speaks of high-quality Danish craftsmanship. The chair features a smooth oak frame. It also includes an option of cotton webbing or Danish paper cord. Morten Gøttler's unique journey from the shipping industry to furniture design adds a special touch to his designs. The MG501 Cuba Chair is not only strong but also beautifully crafted.

Responsibly Made Furniture – Carl Hansen

Sustainability is at the heart of the MG501's design. This is because the wood comes from forests managed responsibly. Also, the natural webbing or Danish paper cord materials reflect a deep respect for the environment. The chair's ergonomic design ensures comfortable seating. Its subtle recline and supportive back make sitting a pleasure, blending comfort with support seamlessly.

A Folding Chair For Indoors and Outdoors

The design of the MG501 Cuba Chair is remarkably adaptable too. It fits perfectly in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Carl Hansen recently released the Cuba Chair Outdoor version in teak and flat woven rope. Whether it's the centre of a living room or a peaceful spot in a garden, it adapts effortlessly. Its foldable feature adds to its practicality. This makes it easy to store and move, suiting different space needs.

The Best Contemporary Folding Chair?

When compared to similar chairs, like the Narin Folding Chair or the Butterfly Chair, the Cuba Chair really shines. Its unique story and Scandinavian design principles make it distinct. Whilst it costs a little more, it's more than a purchase; it's an investment. This chair enriches living spaces and holds the potential to become a family heirloom. Also, check out our in-depth review of the Cuba to learn more!


Designed in 1997


Height: 76cm x Width: 61cm x Depth: 79cm (Weight: 6kg)

Seat Height: 39cm
Seat Width: 61cm
Seat Depth: 41cm
Backrest Height: 56cm
Approximate Leg Width: 3cm

Gross/Fully Packaged Measurements (Estimated)

Gross/Packed Dimensions: Height: 18.5cm x Width: 66cm x Depth: 99.5cm
Gross/Packed Cubic Metres: 0.37m³
Gross/Packed Weight: 6.7kg

Materials & Finishes

– Structure/Frame: FSC-certified oak from managed forests (available in soaped, oiled or black-painted finishes)
– Seat Suspension Mechanism: Cotton webbing (available in black or natural colours) or natural Danish paper cord
– Back Suspension Mechanism: Cotton webbing (available in black or natural colours) or natural Danish paper cord
– Legs: FSC-certified oak from managed forests (available in soaped, oiled or black-painted finishes)
– Warranty: 5 years – see Carl Hansen’s warranty terms for more information
– Assembly: Minor assembly required

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  1. Is the Carl Hansen MG501 Cuba Chair a good folding chair?
  2. The MG501 is a fantastic, high-end folding lounge chair. It weighs a reasonable 6kg (22.041 lb) making it easy to manoeuvre. It has indoor and outdoor versions. Constructed from solid oak or teak struts and woven webbing, paper cord or flat-weave rope the Cuba Lounge Chair is very durable. These materials mean it needs little maintenance and is very long-lasting. It comes with a huge five-year warranty from the manufactures Carl Hansen.
  3. How to tell if a Cuba Lounge Chair is a fake/replica?
  4. An authentic MG501 Cuba Chair by Morten Gøttler will feature a label of authenticity under the seat which features Carl Hansen & Søn's logo, the chair’s serial number and the designer's signature. Only three carefully selected materials are available on the MG501's uniform paper cord seat. An exclusive choice of cotton webbing or natural paper cord for the indoor version of the Cuba Chair. Whereas it comes in flat woven rope for the outdoor Cuba Chair. Also, the solid oak or teak frame will feature no knots in the wood grain.
  5. Is the Carl Hansen Cuba Chair for use outdoors?
  6. The MG501 Cuba Chair is available as an outdoor chair in FSC™ certified teak and a flat-weave outdoor rope seat. Whereas, the indoor Cuba Chair comes in soaped, oiled or black oak with cotton webbing or paper cord.
  7. Is the MG501 chair by Carl Hansen comfortable?
  8. Morten Gøttler's Cuba Chair is able to offer exceptional support with a carefully woven seat and backrest (indoor: webbing and paper cord or outdoor: flat-weave rope). Further adding to this is a special folding shape designed to delicately hold the body's curves. All versions of the chair also regulate heat well with hand-woven webbing, cord or rope providing great airflow.
  9. Is the Cuba Chair heavy?
  10. The Cuba Chair weighs 6kg (22.041 lb) which is similar to a small dog or bicycle. Usually, the high-quality materials used to make the chair so comfortable would also make it very heavy. However, this clever design balances the limits of each element perfectly, making it easy to hang up, move and unfold.
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Morten Gottler

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