Samples of works performed on different Mid-20th century designs
Hans Wegner CH23
CH 24 Wishbone chair Danish cord replaced
Hans Wegner CH27 complete re-cane
Danish cord is a type of natural cord made from long strands of paper that is woven together to create a strong and durable material. It is often used in furniture making for seat and back weaving, particularly in mid-century modern and Danish furniture designs.
Danish cord was first developed in the mid-20th century and became popular in Danish furniture design, particularly among designers like Hans Wegner and Borge Mogensen. These designers favored the organic, minimalist look of Danish cord, and it became a hallmark of Danish modern design.
To weave Danish cord, strips of the cord are wrapped around a frame (usually made of wood) in a pattern that appears decorative, but is in fact functional, providing support and tension to the cord. The resulting mesh pattern creates a comfortable and breathable surface for seating.
Today, Danish cord remains a popular material in furniture design and restoration. It is valued for its durability and visual appeal, and is often used in mid-century modern and Scandinavian furniture designs.