Carl Hansen CH24 Wishbone Chair
The Carl Hansen CH24 Wishbone Chair is a revered icon of original Danish design, with its roots dating back to 1949 when it was brilliantly crafted by Hans J. Wegner. Since then, Carl Hansen & Son has continuously produced this masterpiece. Meticulously crafted by skilled artisans, each chair undergoes over 100 meticulous production steps, including the intricate hand weaving of the papercord seat.
Today, you have the opportunity to purchase the CH24 Wishbone chair, available in a wide range of wood and papercord finishes, allowing you to select the perfect combination to complement your space.
- Designer : Hans J.Wegner
- Year of Design : 1949
- Material : Wood & paper cord
- Dimensions: H: 76cm; W: 55cm; D: 51cm
- Seat Height : 45cm
- Made in Denmark
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The Carl Hansen & Son CH24 Wishbone Chair was designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1949 and has been in constant production ever since. When designing the CH24 Wishbone Chair, Wegner who is affectionately known as The Master Of The Chair, chose to combine the seat back and armrest into a single piece. Inspired by a portrait of a Chinese emperor and his throne, its curved form is characterised by the Y-shaped back rest and is the reason the chair is often referred to as the Y Chair. The steam bent top not only gives the chair stability but also ensures comfortable support.
Every Wishbone Chair is made by hand in Carl Hansen & Son's Danish factory, with expert craftsmen carrying out more than 100 production steps per chair. The handwoven papercord seat, which is incredibly durable and lightweight, takes over an hour to create and uses approximately 120 meters of cord. A true icon, the Wishbone Chair has secured itself a place in design history and remains Carl Hansen & Son's best selling product to this day.
There are plenty of replicas available today but this authentic licensed original is the real thing. Recently reintroduced in Teak the Wishbone Chair is also available in Danish hardwoods (oak, beech and ash) as well North American hardwood (walnut) the Wishbone Chair comes in a variety of finishes (soaped, oiled or lacquered) with a seat in hand-woven paper cord (unbleached/natural or black). A Leather Seat Cushion is also available for the Wishbone Chair.
Wood Finish Details
Soap - The closest to raw wood; grain and structure are visible; light in colour
Oil - Grain and structure are visible; lighter than soap; creates lustre and brings out contrast in grain and structure. Darkens over time to a rich patina
Clear Lacquer- Grain & structure visible, darker than soap, glossy smooth finish which yellows over time.
The Wishbone Chair is also available in a painted finish
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Hans J Wegner
Danish designer Hans J. Wegner was born in Denmark in 1914. At the age of 17, he finished his apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker with H. F. Stahlberg. He moved to Copenhagen and attended the School of Arts and Crafts from 1936 1938 before he began working as an architect. Among Danish designers Wegner is considered one of the most creative and productive - receiving practically every major recognition given to designers, including the Lunning prize and Swedens Prince Eugen medal. He worked extensively with Carl Hansen & Son throughout his career to create some of the most iconic designs in twentieth century furniture.
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