Hans Wegner Shell Chair


Hans Wegner Shell Chair

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High Quality Materials, 5-Year Warranty, Hand-Crafted

Veneer / Finish
Our high-quality wood veneers offer the visual aesthetic of gorgeous wood grain with the benefit of added durability.


Gabriel of Denmark
Gabriel of Denmark has been used for many decades by top manufacturers to upholster iconic designs of the 20th century, and for good reason. This durable, woven fabric is soft, yet offers great strength and stability, and is manufactured by Gabriel, one of Denmark's most reputable upholstery manufacturers. Featuring a hand-picked variety of Gabriel fabric mainstays from the Medley, Sodley and Fighter collections, Inmod offers choices featuring bright & bold pop tones and sleek, sophisticated grays and browns, so you can wrap your classic replica in authenticity. Rich in texture, our selection of Gabriel fabrics feature two to three tones, providing depth and a rich, plush appearance. It also has excellent resistance to fading and will hold its shape, preserving your classic for many years to come.

Vintage Tweed
Durability & stability meets vintage appeal in this plush woven synthetic blend (polyester & acrylic). Each of our Vintage Tweed fabrics are richly textured, subtly combining two to three varying colors, which together compose deep earth tones ideal for any piece and any space. Enjoy an iconic mid-century look that is soft to the touch, that won't fade, and that you'll cherish for years to come. Our Vintage Tweed collection is ideal for residential and commercial use.

New Zealand Wool Tweed
This New Zealand Wool blend has been a choice upholstery solution for designers & manufacturers of iconic original mid-century classics for many decades. This stylish wool blend offers a classic tweed vibe to give your piece a distinctly mid-century look and feel. It is gorgeous, super-soft to the touch and is textured with a subtle two-toned checkered pattern. It regulates temperature well, while still being cozy. Using a combination of premium New Zealand wool (the finest in the world) woven with just the right amount of viscose, this collection is waterproof, anti-electrostatic and stain & flame resistant, making it equally perfect for both residential and commercial use.

Danish Wool
Named after it's Scandinavian aesthetic, this tightly-woven blend combines the world's finest wool (from New Zealand) with luscious texture and commercial grade durability, and is available in a carefully selected spectrum of muted tones and pop colors. It's no wonder that this fabric has been a choice fabric option for the designers of original mid-century classics for over 50 years. With a wool content of 85%, our Danish Wool blend offers a softness to guarantee your comfort, and a nylon content of 15% provides performance-grade enhancements. This material is waterproof, flame & stain resistant and anti-electrostatic.

Kai Plush
Whether you're in the market for sophisticated neutrals or a pop of bold color, the Kai Plush upholstery is the perfect choice. Fade resistant and shape-maintaining, you can be sure that you are preserving your mid-century modern classic for many years to come. Textured weave, crafted from 100% polyester, offers subtle two-tone colors to bring out the best of your decor by bringing a contemporary twist to any iconic, classic design.

Euro Cotton / Linen Blend
Offering the best of both worlds, this lush blend (made by Para S.P.A. of Italy) offers an authentic recipe of 63% Italian cotton, and 37% Belgian linen, and is used globally by some of the most renowned designers of premium modern furnishings for both home and contract markets. Soft to the touch, our Euro Cotton / Linen Blend is smooth in texture and light-weight. It retains a plush look and resists piling. It is also flame & stain resistant, waterproof and anti-electrostatic. Curated tones for the mid-century connoisseur, this collection offers a harmonious balance of both bold and understated earth and pop colors.

Italian Cotton
100% Italian cotton has never felt this luxurious. Made by Para S.P.A. of Italy, our Italian Cotton Collection offers softness and commercial-grade durability. Understated tones of blues, grays, cream & brown, enhanced by a stunning woven texture, creates sleek modern looks, while preserving a mid-century aesthetic. This is the ideal cotton fabric solution for use in residential or commercial spaces, due to its resistance to fire & stains. It is also anti-electrostatic and waterproof.

Migliore Top-Grain Leather
This soft Brazilian leather is both durable and lightweight. Migliore is .9mm-1.1mm thick, and the semi-aniline dyeing process preserves the leather's qualities and protects it from wear and staining. It is smooth to the touch and is elegant in appearance. Choose from sleek natural light, medium and dark tones or go bold with our sexy Lipstick Red.

Premio Semi-Aniline Leather
Taking durability and thickness to the next level, this Italian-made leather also uses a top-grain, Brazilian hide. At 1.mm-1.3mm thick, our Premio collection offers a heavier alternative to Migliore -- one that will withstand greater demands in everyday use. The semi-aniline dyeing process will preserve the natural beauty of this leather for years to come. Premio offers a sleek black, a bright white and two grays to fit any space.

Superiore Leather
As its name would imply, Superiore reigns supreme in terms of look, feel and durability. Superiore is a luxury Italian-made leather, uses Italian hides, and is the thicker, full-aniline "next-step-up" to our Premio collection. It is the softest of our leather offerings, yet it's also the thickest, heaviest and most durable (at 1.3mm-1.5mm thick). Dyed throughout the full thickness of the hide, in an array of colors, Superiore is an ultra-high quality leather that will stand the test of time, and hold up well against fading and wear from everyday use.

  • Autumn Brown

  • Mission Brown

  • Espresso Brown

  • Ash Grey

  • Asphalt Grey

  • Ebony

Pony Skin
Don't let the name fool you -- no ponies were harmed in the making of this beautiful standout. This is a hand-worked mixture of European cow skin (with hair) and pure aniline leather. A combination of black, white & brown hairs, each hide is a one-of-a-kind, will vary due to the unique nature and character of cowhide, and is sure to provide any mid-century classic with a distinguished beauty all its own, and a strikingly iconic look that radiates authenticity.

Hans Wegner Shell Chair

The Hans Wegner Shell Chair by Inmod is a faithful replica of one of the most iconic lounge chairs of the mid-20th century. It is fully customizable in hundreds of premium fabrics and responsibly harvested American woods. It is stocked in the most popular finish combinations.
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  • Sophisticated, contoured design balances everyday comfort with chic modern style
  • High quality reproduction of Hans Wegner's original 1963 design
  • Frame and seat quality crafted from plywood veneer for optimal strength and durability
  • Deeply contoured seat adds sculptural flair while comfortably cradling your body
  • Plush seat and back cushions offer enhanced comfort
  • Cushions upholstered in your choice of material
  • Multiple color options available
  • Reclined back keeps you supported and relaxed
  • Impact-resistant, veneered plywood front legs and individually crafted veneer plywood back legs ensure impeccable strength and stability
  • Choose from a variety of veneer and finish combinations
  • Highly accurate reproduction


Seat Height14.5"
Warranty5 Year Limited Warranty
What's Included(1) Hans Wegner Shell Chair
Shipping MethodSmall Parcel (UPS / FedEx)
AssemblySome Assembly Required

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Hans Wegner Shell Chair

Hans Wegner Shell Chair

The Hans Wegner Shell Chair is a high quality reproduction of the Hans Wegner original designed in 1963. Like many great works of art, the Hans Wegner Shell Chair was not truly appreciated in its time. It was re-released in 1997 though and quickly received its recognition it deserved. In 1999, the Hans Wegner Shell Chair was given the highest possible grade in The Technological Institute of Denmark's test program. In 2000, one of the original chairs produced in the 1960's was auctioned for $20,000.

Hans J. Hans Wegner began his career as a cabinet maker. After studying at the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts he worked as a furniture designer under Arne Jacobsen and Erik Moller. Hans Wegner is regarded as one of the most innovative Danish furniture designers, as well as with helping to make Danish design popular internationally.

The Hans Wegner Shell Chair enables you to own this piece of history in your own home. With a celebrated design and impressive quality, this chair makes a welcomed addition to any home. Its impeccable accuracy and attention to detail will not go unnoticed in your home. The Hans Wegner Shell Chair is upholstered in fabric. Choose from a variety of types and colors of fabric to best match the look of your home.

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Product Reviews: Hans Wegner Shell Chair

Review Summary
27 Reviews
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100% Recommend this product (27 of 27 responses)
By Eric
San Francisco, CA
June 27, 2019
Beautiful and Durable
I've had this for a few years now. It's beautiful and well constructed, and has held up very well. Construction is top notch, I have a few things from Inmod now, they don't sell the cheap knock-down ship-flat items you find on Amazon. You get DWR quality here. It's comfortable too, but I don't often get to sit in it because it was claimed as home immediately by the occupant pictured.
By Carmen
Lake Forest Park, WA
March 27, 2018
Beautiful construction and quality
I ordered the polar white leather Hans Wegner and I am so pleased with the overall quality and beauty of this chair. Very well made.
By Leanne C.
March 28, 2017
A timeless piece of art!
We love our Hans Wegner Shell Chairs. We bought two for our sitting area in our master bedroom. We have been looking at buying theses pieces for some time, but finally took the plunge when they went on sale. We have no regrets and are very happy with our purchase.
By Jennifer
New York, NY
February 4, 2019
Fantastic style, incredible quality, seat DOES cradle the body!! Comfort galore!
By Kimberly
Southaven, MS
October 19, 2018
less straight edges more rounded designs
This chair is an excellent choice to change up some of the blandness in my living room, I'm trying to steer away from too many straight edges - having something with a rounder shape really does add a certain dynamic I never considered until it arrived
By Franklin
Lindenhurst, NY
October 19, 2018
space for it
Chairs dimensions were accurate but the space I wanted to place it in was too tight for it, little disappointed, hard to maneuver around it
By James
New York, NY
August 9, 2018
worked out great!
Very sharp looking design! I'm so glad it ended up being a nice fit with my other things, it was sort of a risk since i've never purchased such an eclectic piece of furniture before but it worked out marvelously!
By Nicholas
Murrells Inlet, SC
July 6, 2018
artistic chair
Style from back to front is breathtaking - great piece of furniture
By Dana
Medford, MA
July 6, 2018
ask for swatches if you are unsure
I purchased in mocha brown without seeing it first...I made the assumption it would be a much lighter brown than it actually is
By Lee
Houston, TX
May 24, 2018
houston style
Blown away to find this design with pony skin print upholstery, we live in Houston and want the whole house to have a country western style - this chair nailed it!
By Stefanie
Washington, DC
April 1, 2018
Recline is VERY comfy! Winged seat design is spectacular! AMAZING chair!
By Fernan
Dallas, TX
April 1, 2018
long wait
Almost reconsidered this chair after ordering it because of the special order lead time - customer service was helpful in keeping me up to date and informed on it's arrival time through the manufacturer but the wait was too long for me personally
By Lori
March 19, 2018
Love these chairs!
Stylish, comfortable, very well-made and sturdy, AND they arrived well-packed & completely assembled! These are real statement pieces. Note: the white leather is actually off-white, if that matters to you.
ProsWell built and sturdy. Very comfortable. Arrived fully assembled.
ConsThe white leather is actually off-white. (This doesn;t really matter much to me, but may to others.)
By Jim
Palm Springs, CA
February 17, 2018
A chair with a smile
This Hans Wegner classic is a pleaser in every aspect.
By Robert
Columbus, OH
February 8, 2018
crowd pleaser!!
BEST DESIGN EVER!! This chair is a head turner and a crowd pleaser seriously! Everyone whose seen it so far has a positive remark to say about it!! So excited to have it!!
By Lauren
Chicago, IL
December 21, 2017
excellent choice for my living room
I was captivated by the white leather with white oak combination, i thought it would be a good fit in my living room and i was right! it was a great choice!
By Erica
Athens, GA
December 8, 2017
attention grabbing design
Unlike any other piece of furniture in my home so it sort of steals the show as far as what your eyes are drawn to in my living room but i like it that way, it really does make a bold statement
By Cynthia
Largo, FL
December 6, 2017
cool design, need to find a good place for it
I love this chairs unique design but i'm having some trouble figuring out the best place to put it, may have to order a few more furniture pieces that will work well with it
By Mandy
Los Gatos, CA
October 19, 2017
edgy design
Love the eccentricity of this design! Brought that contemporary edge I wanted for my living room!
By Steve
Woodstock, NY
October 13, 2017
high-quality reproduction, fair pricing
We have a few of these in the lounge area in my office and I knew i had to have one for my home, excellent selection of items on this site and high-quality reproductions judging from the item i just received, thank you!
By Katrina
Urbana, IL
July 9, 2017
first choice chair
Our family room is minimal, this chair gave it some extra flair - ultra modern and stylish
By Sherie
San Luis Obispo, CA
June 29, 2017
overall happy
classic modern design, so impressed by the quality and the feel, happy with my shopping experience with inmod
By Gene
May 16, 2017
excellent reproduction, happy client
perfect reproduction! my client wanted this style chair for so long and I finally found the right seller for the job, everyone is delighted!
By dgkitty
Southern California
May 8, 2017
worth the wait
Custom ordered in January and just now received in May, but worth the wait. Excellent quality, true to specifications, flawless finishes, completely satisfied! Do not hesitate to order this chair!
By Lorena
April 20, 2017
All time favorite purchase
I LOVE this chair design. It matches my living room perfectly and it's so comfortable. Definitely recommend.
ProsComfortable and love the upholstery I picked. Worth the wait.
By Jim R.
Stamford, CT
March 29, 2017
Well Made in colors you can't get with original
The original is made from multi-ply Walnut. A dark brown wood. With Inmod, I was able to get multi-ply white oak with a beige faux leather seat. It's beautiful and remarkably comfortable, just like the really pricey original.
ProsPlenty of design choice at a price that is in fact, 'within reach'
ConsLong wait, but that comes with custom design territory.
By Lawrence
Palm Beach, Florida
November 5, 2016
Beautiful quality
This chair fits perfectly in my den. The quality and craftsmanship really shows. I'm happy I chose inmod for this piece as it is now clear to my that they put a great deal of effort into detail and accuracy.
ProsGreat quality reproduction Good price

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Questions & Answers

4 Questions & 4 Answers
from New York, USA asked:
June 9, 2019
One of the fabric option is called pony skin.  Is it real animal skin or synthetic?
1 Answer
Our Pony Skin upholstery is a hand-worked mixture of European cow skin (with hair) and pure aniline leather.
Submitted by: Customer Service on June 13, 2019

from US asked:
October 21, 2018
Can you confirm what kind of leather is used for the chairs?
1 Answer
For the stocked leather options, we use a top grain European leather. We can also special order this in a Semi-Aniline leather or a Full Aniline leather.
Submitted by: Brian on October 22, 2018

from Lafayette, Colorado asked:
September 21, 2018
Where is this made?
1 Answer
The Hans Wegner Shell Chair is manufactured in our exclusive facility, located in China. The materials are made of North American-sourced woods and commercially rated materials, such as Italian and Brazilian leathers, and Danish Wool.
Submitted by: Customer Service on September 24, 2018

from TN asked:
September 16, 2016
Hello, what is production / shipping time on average for two of these custom chairs?
1 Answer
For the custom options on this chair, production and delivery within the US is normally around 8-10 weeks.
Submitted by: Customer Service on September 16, 2016

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