——From Carl Hansen & Søn

To ensure the greatest possible enjoyment from your furniture and the longest lifespan, it is important that it is properly looked after. When solid wood furniture is correctly maintained and exposed to daylight, over the years the wood will acquire a beautiful patina. As wood is a living natural product, color variations and knots as well as lines in the finished furniture may occur.


Solid wood is a living material that is affected by daylight, temperature and humidity. The ideal relative humidity for solid wood tables is between 30% and 60%. 


Solid wood furniture should not be placed too close to heat sources such as wood-burning stoves or radiators. Solid wood is also affected and dried by direct sunlight. Both factors contribute to very low relative humidity which may cause cracks and should therefore be avoided. As daylight matures the wood, please keep in mind that permanently placed items on solid wood, such as vases and candlesticks can cause undesirable color differences which will subsequently be difficult to remove.






——From Carl Hansen & Søn

Regularly care and maintenance of soap-treated solid wood is both easy and effective. For the best results, treat the product with soap before starting to use it. Hereafter we recommend you to treat it every four to six weeks, depending on the positioning of the furniture and its use. Regular treatment will improve the wood's natural durability.


When treating oak furniture with soap, the soap mixture must not be too concentrated as the soap may react with the tannin in the wood and turn it a dark color. 

定期保养和维护经过肥皂处理的实木既简单又有效。 为了获得最佳效果,在开始使用产品之前,请先用肥皂对其进行处理。 此后,我们建议您每四到六周对它进行一次处理,具体取决于家具的位置及其使用情况。 定期处理将改善木材的自然耐久性。




——From Carl Hansen & Søn

When treating wood furniture with soap, it is important to apply the soap on all surfaces to prevent uneven drying, as the uneven release of moisture from the wood can result in unnecessary cracks and warping of the furniture. 


Before applying the wood soap, lightly sand the wood surface with a sanding sponge or very fine sandpaper (grade 180 or 240).   


Shake the bottle of soap well before use and apply the soap with a dry cloth/sponge following the direction of the wood grains. 


Hereafter wait for about 10 minutes. 


Then wipe it off with a clean sponge or cloth tightly wrung out with hot water to remove any excess soap.


Never use dish soap. 


Allow the furniture to dry. 


After the soap treatment, there is no need to use additional oil or wax. 


It is possible that the wood fibers rise slightly after the first few soap treatments. If so, use a sanding sponge or fine sandpaper (grade 180 or 240) to rub down the entire piece of furniture. Always sand in the direction of the grains.


After sanding the furniture must be given a second soap treatment. 


For everyday care, use a clean, soft cloth wrung out with lukewarm water.


Do not use any types of cleaning agents, chemicals or steel wool on the furniture.


















——From Carl Hansen & Søn

Regular care and maintenance of oil-treated wood furniture is easy and very effective in the long term. For best results, we recommend you to treat your furniture with oil two to four times a year, or according to need depending on its positioning and use.

定期保养经过油处理的木制家具很容易且非常有效。 为了获得最佳效果,建议您每年用油两次或四次。或按照需要,根据家具的位置和用途对家具进行更频繁的处理。


——From Carl Hansen & Søn

Clean the entire furniture thoroughly with a clean cloth tightly wrung out with clean hot water. Then leave the furniture to dry. 


Before applying the oil, lightly sand the wood surface with a sanding sponge or fine sandpaper (grade 180 or 240).  Apply the oil using a clean white cloth or a sponge. Do not pour the oil directly onto the wood. 


Apply the oil in the direction of the grains in a thin, even layer. It is important to treat the entire surface of the furniture. 


During the dry season (winter), cross-cut edge ends should be treated more frequently to avoid drying and subsequent cracking. 


Allow the oil to dry for about two hours, and then remove any excess oil with a clean dry cloth.


If the furniture has any scratches, these can be removed by gently sanding the wood. It is important to sand the wood in the direction of the grains using a sanding sponge or fine sandpaper (grade 240). After sanding, always wipe the furniture with a clean, dry cloth to remove residual dust. Then oil the wood as described above. 


The uneven release of moisture from the wood may cause unnecessary cracks and warping of the furniture, which is why we recommend the same treatment for both the top and underside of the furniture. 


For everyday cleaning, use a soft cloth wrung out with clean hot water.


Do not use any types of cleaning agents, chemicals or steel wool on the furniture. 


CAUTION! Please note that cloths or sponges which have been used to oil the furniture can ignite spontaneously, which is why they must always be kept in an airtight metal or glass container. This also applies if the cloth is being disposed of.















——From Carl Hansen & Søn

Regularly maintaining lacquered surfaces is easy and straightforward. For everyday cleaning, wipe the surfaces with a soft cloth wrung out with clean lukewarm water. As the lacquer seals the surface of the wood, the furniture will not be affected by daylight as soap or oil-treated furniture.


However, the furniture will still darken with time, and we recommend that you exercise care when positioning dishes, candlesticks, etc. on the surface. 


We advise against the use of cleaning agents or other forms of chemicals on the wood.

定期保养上漆的表面既简单又直接。 对于日常清洁,请用软布在干净的温水中浸湿拧干后擦拭表面。 由于清漆密封木材表面,因此家具不会像肥皂或经过油处理的家具那样受到日光的影响。





——From Carl Hansen & Søn

Teak is the ideal type of wood for outdoor furniture. Due to its natural oil content, the wood is very durable and resistant to most weather types and is not attacked by insects. 

柚木是用于户外家具的理想木材。 由于其天然含油量,木材非常耐用,可抵抗大多数天气类型,并且不会受到昆虫的侵害。


——From Carl Hansen & Søn

Oil-treated teak furniture appears in a beautiful reddish-brown color. If you want to preserve the reddish-brown color, the furniture requires regular maintenance with teak oil.


How often the furniture should be re-treated with oil depends on the environment in which the furniture is located. Furniture placed in the open requires more re-treatment than furniture placed on a sheltered terrace. If you want to maintain the beautiful golden color of the teak, treat the furniture with oil before the wood appears dry and pale.


To achieve the best result, clean the furniture thoroughly before re-treatment. If oil is applied to a dirty surface, it may become moldy and discolored. Clean the furniture with warm water and a small amount of a gentle cleaning agent. Use a soft brush to remove dirt. When the furniture is completely dry, sand the surface lightly with fine sandpaper (grade 180-220), and finally apply the oil. Do not apply the oil in direct sunlight.


Oil Treatment Guide: See oil-treated furniture. 


If you do not re-treat your teak furniture, the color will gradually change. The reddish-brown color will diminish over time, turning into a beautiful silver-gray surface which is very characteristic for teak. The natural oil content of teak allows the wood to be left untreated without compromising durability and strength.


For daily cleaning use a damp cloth wrung out with warm water.









——From Carl Hansen & Søn

Before using your new teak furniture, you should consider which kind of look you prefer for your furniture. If you choose to leave your furniture untreated, the color of the light brown teak will change to the very characteristic silver-gray surface, which untreated teak is known for. This process of transformation depends on the specific environment in which the furniture is located and will happen within weeks or months.


If, on the other hand, you want the furniture to appear in a golden and warm color, you get the best result by oil-treating the furniture before using it the first time.

在使用新的柚木家具之前,您应该考虑喜欢哪种外观。 如果您选择不处理家具,则浅棕色柚木的颜色将变为非常有特色的银灰色表面。 这种转换过程取决于家具所处的特定环境,并将在几周或几个月内发生。




——From Carl Hansen & Søn

It is important to regularly clean teak furniture, whether oil-treated or untreated. Regular cleaning prevents dirt and algae from discoloring the surface. If normal cleaning is not sufficient to remove dirt, we recommend using a special wood cleaning agent. After thoroughly cleansing the wood, oiled furniture should be re-treated with oil.

定期清洁柚木家具,无论经过油处理还是未经处理,都非常重要。 定期清洁可防止污垢和藻类使表面变色。 如果常规清洁不足以去除污垢,建议使用特殊的木材清洁剂。 彻底清洁木材后,涂油的家具应重新用油处理。


——From Carl Hansen & Søn

Teak is a natural material, and variations in color and texture of the furniture may occur.


For re-treatment, use oil for outdoor use. Oil for outdoor use contains fungicides, which prevent microorganisms from discoloring the surface.


Over time, alternating humidity and weather conditions may cause the veins of the wood to rise, resulting in a rough surface. Furthermore, due to weathering, very small cracks may appear in the wood. Minor cracks do not affect the design of the furniture nor compromise durability.


During the winter season, keep the furniture in an unheated shelter. Large temperature fluctuations may cause cracks in the wood.


要进行重新处理,请使用户外用油。 户外用油中含有杀真菌剂,可防止微生物使表面变色。


随着时间的流逝,湿度和天气条件的交替变化可能会导致木材的纹理变化,从而导致表面变得粗糙。 此外,由于风化,木材中可能会出现很小的裂缝。 微小的裂纹不会影响家具的设计,也不会影响耐用性。

在冬季,请将家具存放在未加热的场所中。 因为较大的温度波动可能会导致木材开裂。


——From Carl Hansen & Søn

The CH24 high gloss is made of FSC certified beech wood. The wood is treated with a primer and then the navy (Ilse Crawford, glossy navy blue) color is applied. Finally, a transparent topcoat is applied, which gives the chair its glossy and shiny surface.

CH24高光泽度版本,由FSC认证的榉木制成。 用底漆处理木材,然后应用海军蓝(Ilse Crawford,光泽海军蓝)颜色。 最后,再涂上透明面漆,使椅子呈现具有光泽的表面。


——From Carl Hansen & Søn

A high gloss surface is susceptible to fingerprints, which easily leaves marks on the surface. To preserve the chair's beautiful and glossy surface, it is recommended to wipe the chair daily with a dry microfiber cloth. For light soiling, use a damp cloth, tightly wrung out with clean water. Never use aggressive or abrasive cleaning agents as they can damage and, at worst, damage the paint. Sharp cleaning tools are not recommended as these may cause damage and scratches to the painted surface.

高光泽度的表面容易留下指纹,从而容易在表面留下痕迹。 为了保持椅子的美观和光滑的表面,建议每天使用超细纤维干布擦拭椅子。 对于轻度污染,请使用超细纤维干布蘸取清水拧干后来擦拭。 切勿使用侵蚀性或研磨性的清洁剂,因为它们会损坏漆面,甚至损坏油漆。 不建议使用锋利的清洁工具,因为这些工具可能会损坏油漆表面并造成划痕。



——From Carl Hansen & Søn

Even though the painted surface is very sturdy, over time minor marks and scratches may occur on the surface due to daily use. Especially the armrests and the outer edges of the furniture are exposed. Therefore, pay close attention to e.g. wristwatches, buttons, and buckles on clothes.


Marks and scratches may be repaired with repair paint, which can be ordered where you purchased your furniture. Please note that it is not possible to obtain the same glossy surface with repair paint as seen on the original chair.


As the chair is made of solid beech wood, variations and minor irregularities may occur in the painted surface. In addition, the gloss can vary from chair to chair, as well as on the individual parts of the same chair. Minor imperfections are easily revealed on a high gloss surface, which is why these have to be accepted.

即使上漆的表面非常坚固,随着时间的推移,日常使用也会在表面上留下轻微的痕迹和划痕。 特别是家具的扶手和外边缘都暴露在外。 因此,请密切注意例如 手表,纽扣和衣服上的带扣。



由于椅子是用实心的榉木制成的,因此涂漆表面可能会发生变化和轻微的不规则性。 另外,光泽因椅子而异,并且在同一把椅子的各个部分上也不同。 在高光泽度的表面上很容易发现较小的瑕疵,这属于正常的情形。


——From Carl Hansen & Søn

Everyday cleaning of glass requires no more than wiping the surface with clean water. It is recommended that you use a sponge or a soft, fluff-free cloth. Most dirt can be removed by slightly wiping the surface. Make sure to clean the entire surface, not just selected areas. 


Ordinary glass cleaner can be used to remove any grease marks (fingerprints, etc.). Do not use scouring agents, corrosive, acidic or alkaline cleaning agents, as these can attack the surface of the glass and cause scratches.


Excess water can be removed with a sponge or cloth. The glass can then be polished dry with a microfiber cloth. 


If the glass surface is allowed to remain wet for longer periods of time, limescale residues may form. Therefore, it is best to wipe up any liquids as quickly as possible.

每天清洁玻璃只需要用干净的水擦拭表面即可。 建议您使用海绵或柔软的无绒布。 轻轻擦拭表面即可清除大多数污垢。 确保清洁整个表面,而不仅仅是清洁选定的区域。

普通玻璃清洁剂可用于去除任何油脂痕迹(指纹等)。 请勿使用去污剂,腐蚀性,酸性或碱性清洁剂,因为它们会侵蚀玻璃表面并造成划痕。


可用海绵或布将多余的水清除。 然后可以用超细纤维布将玻璃干燥。

如果让玻璃表面长时间保持湿润,可能会形成水垢残留物。 因此,最好尽快擦拭所有液体。


——From Carl Hansen & Søn

Laminate usually requires no special maintenance. The furniture can easily be cleaned on a daily basis using laminate cleaner. Laminate cleaner can be purchased from your nearest Carl Hansen & Søn dealer. 


The following is recommended for daily cleaning: 


Spray laminate cleaner directly onto the surface in a thin, even layer. 


Allow the product to work a few minutes. 


Then wipe the entire surface with a damp cloth. 


Finally, dry the furniture with a clean dry cloth. 


If the laminate cleaner is not effective at removing difficult marks, it is recommended that you pour concentrated cleaning agent or washing-up liquid directly onto the area before wiping it with a damp cloth.


Then wash the furniture repeatedly with clean water. 


If you use an aggressive cleaning agent, it is a good idea to test it on a less conspicuous area as it may cause the surface to discolor. After cleaning, the surface should be washed several times with clean water. 


Certain chemicals, strongly colored fruit juices, etc. can discolor the surface if they are left for long periods of time, so they should be removed as quickly as possible. The easiest way to remove lines from marker pens is with alcohol, while pencil marks should be removed with an eraser. 


It is not recommended to use abrasive materials such as steel wool, scouring creams, etc. 


Brown soap and soap flakes are also unsuitable for cleaning laminates as they leave a film which makes the surface mat. However, this film can be removed with a universal cleaning agent dissolved in warm water.















——From Carl Hansen & Søn

The woven paper cord seats seen in many of Hans J. Wegner's chairs, for example the Wishbone Chair, CH46 chair and CH44 lounge chair, usually require no or very little maintenance, as the strong paper cord is designed to last for years. 


If you want to freshen up the seat, you can wipe it using a cloth tightly wrung out with a neutral colorless soap solution. However, it is advisable not to do this too often, as it can wear the paper cord unnecessarily. 


Carl Hansen & Søn's paper cord is treated with a thin layer of wax which helps to prevent stains. Discoloration of the paper cord may, however, result from spillages of strong liquids, for example red wine, fruit juice or strongly colored food, on the seat.


If you are unlucky, the best thing to do is to remove as much of the fluid as possible with a tightly wrung-out soft cloth. Be careful not to rub the liquid into the paper cord, but just carefully blot the affected area. Never use washing-up liquid on wicker. 


Like other furniture, the white woven and natural paper cord seats, can be discolored by strongly dyed fabrics, for example a new pair of jeans. If you want to prevent this from happening, it is recommended that you use a cushion on the seat. However, the natural material is designed to patinate beautifully and naturally over time. 


Paper cord is a natural, comfortable and durable material. It lasts for many years but can be replaced or repaired by a skilled craftsman if necessary.

在许多Hans J. Wegner设计的椅子上都可以看到编织纸绳座椅,例如CH24 Wishbone椅子,CH46椅子和CH44躺椅,通常不需要或只需很少的维护,因为坚固的高强度纸绳可以使用多年。


Carl Hansen&Søn的高强度纸绳经过一层薄蜡处理的,有助于防止污渍。但是,纸绳的变色可能是由于强烈的液体(例如红酒,果汁或颜色强烈的食物)溢出到座椅上而导致的。






——From Carl Hansen & Søn

Cleaning and maintaining upholstered furniture regularly is important to retain the appearance of the fabric and to prolong its lifespan. Over time, dust and dirt can cause furnishing fabrics to change color and exacerbate wear.


An accumulation of dust and dirt also contributes to a poor indoor climate, while impairing the fire-retardant properties of the upholstery material. It is therefore important to regularly maintain and clean your upholstered furniture. 




We recommend that you vacuum upholstered furniture often (possibly at half power), ideally every week.


Upholstery fabrics made of polyurethane should be wiped with a clean dry or damp cloth or vacuumed with a soft brush.   




If you are unlucky, it is important to do what you can to remove the stain immediately. 


Marks from thick or solid substances (for example wax and chewing gum) should be scraped off as much as possible with a blunt knife or spatula before further treatment. A dried stain can be vacuumed for loose particles before further treatment.


In the case of spills, blot the liquid with an absorbent clean cloth before further cleaning.











Marks which do not contain fat should initially be removed by carefully dabbing them with a clean, non-fluffy cloth or a sponge wrung out with clean warm water. Remove the stain working from the outer edge and in towards the center.

Grease stains can be removed with suitable stain removers. We always recommend that you test your upholstery fabric cleaner on an inconspicuous area before using it on the main part of the upholstery.   


Do not use excessive force when rubbing the fabric, as this can damage the fabric and cause loss of color. 


To avoid discolorations to the microfibers in the upholstery fabric, it is recommended that you dry the material with a hair-dryer after cleaning. It is important that the upholstery fabric is completely dry before you start using the furniture again. 


Be careful with the use of solvents, as these can dissolve underlying upholstery materials. Furthermore, do not use undiluted detergents, bleaching agents, ammonia and soaps intended for hard surfaces on upholstery fabrics.




If your furniture has loose cushions, it is a good idea to turn the cushions around periodically to ensure they are exposed to uniform wear.   


Down-filled cushions should be fluffed and plumped up regularly (depending on usage) to ensure that the down is equally distributed inside the cushion to maintain the shape of the cushion.




In general, furniture exposed to normal commercial use should be cleaned two or three times a year. Furniture in private homes do not need to be cleaned as often. 


Upholstery fabrics made of cotton are often impregnated. However, the impregnation is not permanent and wears off as the furniture is used and during cleaning, which is why it is recommended to re-impregnate the fabric after the furniture is cleaned. 


We do not recommend that wool upholstery fabrics be impregnated as wool is naturally dirt-resistant. 


Active and regular care removes dirt before it accumulates in the upholstery fabric and damages the fibers. Proper maintenance and regular cleaning can significantly extend the lifespan of your furniture. 















——From Carl Hansen & Søn

If possible, we recommend that you do not place leather furniture in direct sunlight or close to heat sources such as radiators or wood-burning stoves. Regularly vacuum your leather furniture with a soft brush and avoid using detergents and sharp implements. 


Carl Hansen & Søn uses the following leathers: SIF, Thor, Loke and saddle leather. Read more about maintaining and cleaning the different types of leather below.   


SIF is an aniline leather. Aniline leather is made of raw hides of the highest quality. The leather has a completely natural bare surface, where all the natural markings are visible, for example insect marks. 

This highlights the unique character of the leather while giving this exclusive material a rustic charm. The leather's natural grain structure is preserved, which means that it 'breathes' and therefore provides optimum sitting comfort. Over time, daylight and usage gives the leather its own unique character and a beautiful patina.   


Thor is a semi-aniline leather which has been given a light protective top coat. The treatment makes the leather more robust, easier to maintain and ensures good wearing qualities.

The leather has the same natural look as aniline leather and is very comfortable.


Carl Hansen&Søn使用以下皮革:SIF,Thor,Loke和鞍皮革。请在下面阅读有关维护和清洁不同类型皮革的更多信息。






If thorough cleaning is necessary, we recommend using a solution of boiled water and mild natural good-quality soap flakes for furniture. 

1. Use 50 ml of soap flakes for each liter of water. Whisk the soap flakes in hot water until they are completely dissolved.

2. Once the water reach room temperature work the lather into the leather with a soft cloth. It is important that you only use the lather from the solution and that you do not soak the leather.

3. Once the furniture is dry, polish the leather with a soft cotton cloth.


Saddle leather has the same properties as SIF and is maintained in the same way.   


Loke is corrected-grain pigmented leather with a uniform surface which has been treated to make the leather extremely hard-wearing. Pigmented leather is soft and comfortable and has only a few visible natural markings. It is easy to maintain, practical and strong as long as it is treated properly. 


For everyday care and cleaning, we recommend using a clean soft cloth wrung out with lukewarm water.








——From Carl Hansen & Søn

Items made of stainless steel, chrome or lacquered steel must be wiped/cleaned with soapy water and a tightly wrung-out cloth.


Small scratches in stainless steel can be removed with a fine sanding sponge which is suitable for using on metal. Always remember to follow the direction in which the steel has been ground.



可以使用适合在金属上使用的细砂海绵去除不锈钢上的细小划痕。 但始终记住遵循研磨钢的方向。