Hans Wegner Shell Chair

Hans Wegner Shell Chair (Natural American Walnut / Black Leather)
Hans Wegner Shell Chair (Natural American Walnut / Black Leather)

Hans Wegner Shell Chair

$599each$1,33555% off
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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.

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 browns (or a rich Obsidian Black), 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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Entry Level Great at Home Most Iconic


  • 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 MethodLTL Freight (Truck)
AssemblyShips Fully Assembled

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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

5 Stars based on 13 Reviews
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5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

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.

Chicago, IL
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

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!

Athens, GA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

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

Largo, FL
3 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

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

Los Gatos, CA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

edgy design
Love the eccentricity of this design! Brought that contemporary edge I wanted for my living room!

Woodstock, NY
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

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!

Urbana, IL
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

first choice chair
Our family room is minimal, this chair gave it some extra flair - ultra modern and stylish

San Luis Obispo, CA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

overall happy
classic modern design, so impressed by the quality and the feel, happy with my shopping experience with inmod

5 Stars
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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!

Southern California
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

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!

5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

All time favorite purchase
I LOVE this chair design. It matches my living room perfectly and it's so comfortable. Definitely recommend.
Comfortable and love the upholstery I picked. Worth the wait.

Stamford, CT
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

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.
Plenty of design choice at a price that is in fact, 'within reach'
Long wait, but that comes with custom design territory.

Palm Beach, Florida
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

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.
Great quality reproduction Good price

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