The Shell Chair CH07 from Carl Hansen & Son has such a powerful presence that it wasn't an instant success when Hans J. Wegner designed it in 1963. While some critics loved the avantgarde design of Wegner's lounge chair, the general public was reluctant to accept the chair's bold and different design. But when the Shell Chair was reintroduced in 1998 it immediately won broad public appeal as well as several design awards. The floating lightness is achieved through the winglike lines and the arching curves of the tapered, laminated legs. The three-legged construction provides great stability and the upholstered, slightly bent shells offer generous comfort. The seat and back are made from the highest quality form-pressed hardwood laminates. The front legs are made of one piece of continuous laminated wood, the back leg from another. The seat and back are available upholstered in fabric or leather.