Carl Hansen craftsmanship at Upper Street
Benny Hammer Larsen, Carl Hansen and Son’s master weaver, will be conducting a demonstration of the paper cord weaving technique that is used in the production of each handmade Carl Hansen chair.
Benny will be working on two designs by Hans Wegner – a CH22 lounge chair and a CH26 armchair – both of which hold a very special place in the history of Danish design.
The CH22 was the first chair that Wegner designed exclusively for Carl Hansen + Son in 1950, appearing in his debut collection for the manufacturer alongside such classics as the CH24 (popularly known as the Wishbone chair) and the CH25 lounge chair.
By contrast, the CH26 is a design that never went into production but represents Wegner’s elegant adaptation of the CH22 into a dining chair. Produced according to Wegner’s original and exacting specification, the CH22 and CH26 are now being reissued by Carl Hansen.
Meanwhile, Benny Hammer Larsen’s dedication to his craft is perhaps best illustrated by his tattoo – of a Wishbone chair.
Join us 10 am – 12 pm on Friday 10th June at the twentytwentyone Upper Street shop for an insight into the skill, expertise and heritage that combine to make a Hans Wegner Carl Hansen chair.