CH 78 Mama Bear Chair

Designer: Hans Wegner

CH78 LOUNGE CHAIR Affectionately known as the Mama Bear Chair, the CH78 lounge chair was originally introduced in 1954, and was an extension of Wegner’s CH71 ‘Mini Bear’ Chair (1952) design. Defined by a series of inviting curves that offer up a warm embrace, the CH78 lounge chair’s special aesthetic character comes from the way it balances soft, rounded curves with dynamic geometries and fine details, such as the signature wooden ‘claws’ on the chair’s armrests. This lightweight, modern lounge chair is both soft and highly supportive, offering ergonomic comfort to the neck, back, and body which encourages rest and relaxation. “The CH78 lounge chair’s characteristic expression and lightness fits perfectly into a modern context and, not least, the Carl Hansen & Søn collection. It’s furthermore a natural next step after having introduced Hans J. Wegner’s CH71 lounge chair and CH72 sofa from 1952 back in 2018. Like both of those pieces, CH78 is the embodiment of comfort in a limited space,” says Knud Erik Hansen, CEO of Carl Hansen & Søn. Legs/Armrest: Solid Wood. Seat/Back: Solid Beech; Foam.

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