Hans J. Wegner's tray table is an elegant and flexible piece consisting of two parts - a round tray and a collapsible base - and can thus be used both as a coffee table and as a tray. To stress the multifunctional character of the design, the tray is designed with a refined, integrated handle, adding an ornamental detail to the design - a well-known Wegner signature.
- Table top: laminate or veneer
- Edge: solid wood
- Table base: stainless steel
- Height: 33 cm / 13.9 inch
- Width: 62 cm / 24.4 inch
- Depth: 62 cm / 24.4 inch
- For both versions of this table the edge is always in oak with a handle made in smoked oak.
- The table top is reversible and can be used as a tray.
- The tray table consists of two parts - a round tray and a collapsible base - that Wegner combined in a simple, flexible solution that simultaneously imparts lightness and elegance.
- The removable, versatile tray offers an ideal solution for light refreshments and serving.
- The base of the tray table consists of two solid steel frames that are joined at the center at both top and bottom by a rotatable coupling.
- The base is collapsible and can easily be folded up as needed.
Passionate craftsmanship means many things to different people. To Carl Hansen it means everything. It has been so ever since 1908 when Carl Hansen founded his company on a strong belief: outstanding craftsmanship and rational serial production could go hand-in-hand to provide customers with high-quality furniture at a reasonable price. Today they continue to build on this simple but strong idea, combining traditional woodworking techniques with the latest technology to produce furniture of lasting value.
Carl Hansen & Son CH417 Tray Table Designed by:
- Hans J Wegner , 1970
Hans J. Wegner
Denmark, 1914 - 2007
"A chair is to have no backside. It should be beautiful from all sides and angles." – Hans J. Wegner
With his love of natural materials and his deep understanding of the need for furniture to be functional as well as beautiful, Hans J. Wegner made mid-century Danish design popular on an international scale. He began his career as a cabinetmaker in 1931 and subsequently entered the Copenhagen School of Arts & Crafts. After receiving his architectural degree in 1938, he worked as a designer in Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller’s architectural office before establishing his own office in 1943.
Over the years, he designed over 500 chairs with many different wood types and styles. He became the undisputed master of Danish chair design. His style is based on clean, simple lines and to Wegner a chair was an artwork as much as a functional object. One of his well-known philosophies was that a chair should be beautiful from every angle and that it should not have a backside. Though Wegner designed for series production, all of his work bears the stamp of the traditionally trained craftsman. Wegner’s most famous chairs are the Wishbone, the Wing, the Elbow and the Shell. Most of his designs are produced by Carl Hansen and are still in production today.