It's certainly an exciting time for chair fiends—Onecollection recently relaunched Finn Juhl's French chair—and now Danish furniture company Carl Hansen & Søn has reissued two designs originally created for a collection in 1950, just in time for New York Design Week.
Architect Hans J. Wegner, whom some consider the "Master of the Chair," designed the CH22 and the CH26 models in 1949, but only the CH22, a lounge chair, was produced. Also included in the original 1950 collection was the iconic CH24 chair—also known as the Wishbone Chair, so nicknamed for its signature Y-shaped back detail. It remains in production to this day.
The CH22 is a low wooden armchair with an envelope-weaved seat made from paper cord. It features Wegner's signature curved armrest supports, finger-joined corners (in the seat's frame), and a concave backrest that highlights the joinery between it and the back posts in a detail of contrasting stains. It will be manufactured according to Wegner's original specifications.
The CH26, which Wegner intended as a complimentary dining or desk chair, shares the lounge chair's style and feel, but has been updated to accommodate higher table tops and taller people.