The CH25 Easy Chair was one of the first chairs inspired by modern Danish design and has sustained popularity for its ease of comfort and adaptability as a simple lounge chair. It was a revolutionary contribution to structural design for its use of woven paper cord as a substitution material during the Second World War.
The CH25 lounge chair introduction caused a stir due to Wegner’s choice of materials on the backrest and seat. The woven paper cord, a replacement for seagrass developed during World War II, had not been used in furniture before. However, Wegner was enthusiastic about the look of the material and its non-stretching and optimal durability, and so were generations after him.
It takes a skilled craftsman 10 hours and approximately 400 meters of paper cord to complete one seat and backrest by hand, using a particular technique resembling weaving, which is visible on both sides of the backrest. The striking result of this exacting process is an exceptional chair that is fascinating from all angles.