CH 07 Hans Wegner Shell Chair
Not many chair designs infiltrate the world of furniture and stay relevant through decades of change, but the shell chair is among the 1 percent that did. The iconic CH 07 shell chair was designed in 1963 by Hans Wegner, even though it didn’t gain any recognition at that time. The design was not very popular because it was uncommon, bold, and innovative in a way that people didn’t really understand.
In 1997, the chair was relaunched and advertised by Carl Hansen & Son Furniture company. This time, the chair made a remarkable impact in the world of interior design and soon enough the public. It quickly became known as the smiling chair, because of its unique wide design.
Just like the Eames lounge chair, the Hans Wegner shell chair has become a living room staple, that adds a unique touch. Apart from the chair design, the quality of the chair materials made it one of the most coveted pieces of furniture. It fast became the epitome of class but just like every chair in its range, the price was on the high side.
To make the chair more accessible, different Shell chair replicas have been created. At Curverk, we recently launched our Shell Chair replicas using top-quality leather, sticking to the originality of the first design.
Is the Shell Chair Comfortable?
Yes, the shell chair is very comfortable to relax on. The Hans Wegner shell chair was created with American walnut wood, which is a high-quality, long-lasting wood. Walnut wood is known in the furniture world for its durability and ability to absorb shock very well. The wood is easy to carve, making it the perfect wood for the curved design of the Shell chair.
You can sit and relax your hands on the curve of the chair, and rest your back comfortably on the gently tapered backrest. The cushion and backrest are made of soft leather for ultimate comfort and the chair supports your body all round, as the back is slightly inclined backward.
The chair is ideal for any corner of the house where you relax and enjoy quiet moments. It is perfect in the study, lounge area, and living room as a conversation chair. When combined with other iconic pieces of furniture like the Noguchi coffee table, it adds class to any space. If you’re going for a classy and edgy look in your home, the shell chair must be part of your interior design.
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What to Look Out for in The Best Shell Chair Replica
The best replica Hans Wegner shell chair should have the complete look of the original design even though the materials slightly differ. The leather, the 3 legs, and the complete upholstery have to be at least 80% good quality. At Curverk, we pride ourselves in creating exact replicas of the originals, which is why do not release a new line of furniture until the design has been perfected.
At more than $3000, the original chair is beyond the reach of most masses, but thanks to replicas, everyone can enjoy the iconic chair. There are lots of replicas in the market so you have to be careful where you buy your shell chair from. You should look out for these things when you want to buy a Hans Wenger Shell chair replica;
Many replicas do not stay true to the original design of the chair. You might find that the leather backrest doesn’t completely cover the wood or the tripod legs do not properly balance underneath. Our CH 07 shell chair replicas stay true to the original design and quality with an affordable price tag.
The best quality leathers in the market are full-grain Italian leather or top-grain. The replica should use premium faux leather for durability as well as comfort. Premium faux leather would sink in a little when you sit down and still remain unscratched after years of use.
The original is made from walnut wood, which is a top-quality wood that stands the test of time. A good replica shell chair should use the same walnut wood veneer, ebony wood veneer, or palisander wood veneer. The CH 07 shell chair replicas with these various kinds of wood are available at Curverk, with the best faux leather.
The chair is padded internally with a high-density sponge or elastic foam for durability and extended use. The curved design and tripod legs make the chair very lightweight, but you can expect the replica shell chairs to be more lightweight because of the quality of the wood used.
The dimensions are very important when you want to choose a replica CH 07 shell chair. Some replicas are smaller than the original and untrue to the original dimensions. To get the exact look of the original, the replica has to stick to the dimensions or at least come close. This will preserve the beauty of the chair.
Do you have a variety of options to choose from? There should be at least 3 solid colors to choose from when you decide to get a Hans Wenger shell chair replica. Consider the current décor in your home when you’re choosing a color. If you want a darker look, go for the Ebony CH 07 chair and if you want to add a natural pop of color to your room, go for the original walnut design.
There are so many replicas out there, but you can always trust us at Curverk to deliver the highest-quality of replica chairs. We use the best materials, stay true to the design and bring you affordable prices for your favorite Hans Wenger shell chair. Shop our collection now!