CH20 Elbow chair is designed by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn with structure in solid beech or oak in various finishing, and padded seat upholstered in fabric or leather.
Hans J. Wegner designed the stackable Elbow Chair in 1956. After producing a single prototype, he set the intricate, production-intensive design aside in his archives, where it remained for nearly half a century.
When Carl Hansen & Søn put the Elbow Chair by Hans J. Wegner into production for the first time in 2005, it quickly established its position as a modern classic, winning the ICFF Editors’ Award in New York the same year.
The Elbow Chair’s characteristic steam-bent backrest, crafted from a single piece of solid wood, provides arm and lower back support and enables a variety of seating positions. The shape of the backrest is mirrored in the uniquely constructed upholstered seat, which is crafted from curved, compression-molded veneer and appears to float above the legs.