Shell Chair

Side profile of the Shell Chair with a man sitting reclined and reading a book

The Shell Chair is a bent plywood chair with wing-like curves comfortably balanced on three tapered legs. Popularly known for its iconic ‘smiling chair’ silhouette, the Hans Wegner designed CH07 Shell Chair (1963) features a deep comfortable leather, cowhide, or fabric seat and a profile that is beautifully unique from every angle. The Shell Chair is 36.25” | 92.1 cm wide, has a depth of 32.75” | 83.2 cm, a seat height of 14” | 35.6 cm and a back height of 29.25” | 74.3 cm.

Drawings of the Shell Chair with dimensions and measurements of the side, front, and plan

The Shell Chair is a bent plywood chair with wing-like curves comfortably balanced on three tapered legs. Popularly known for its iconic ‘smiling chair’ silhouette, the Hans Wegner designed CH07 Shell Chair (1963) features a deep comfortable leather, cowhide, or fabric seat and a profile that is beautifully unique from every angle. The Shell Chair is 36.25” | 92.1 cm wide, has a depth of 32.75” | 83.2 cm, a seat height of 14” | 35.6 cm and a back height of 29.25” | 74.3 cm.

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Designer: Hans Wegner
Year:
1963
Style: Bent plywood
Height (Seat): 14” | 35.6 cm
Height (Back): 29.25” | 74.3 cm
Width: 36.25” | 92.1 cm
Depth: 32.75” | 83.2 cm
Materials (Structure): Form-pressed bentwood veneer
Materials (Upholstery): Leather, fabric, cowhide

Drawings include:
Shell Chair front elevation, side, plan

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