Hans Wegner | CH24 Wishbone Chair | Carl Hansen & Søn
Hans Wegner’s legendary Wishbone Chair represented a design breakthrough when it was first launched in 1950. With its graphical expression, advanced elements and complex construction an icon was born. Consisting of 14 parts the chair still requires high demands for the craftsmen who handle the collecting of the chair, as well as the hand-woven seat of 120 metres of paper cord.
This iconic design was the last part of a Wegner series inspired by portraits of Danish merchants sitting in Chinese Ming Dynasty chairs. Wegner took a giant leap in furniture design with the series, combining the top rails and arms into a single piece. The characteristic Y-shaped back provides comfortable support while giving stability to the steam-bent top.
Many view the CH24 as an ideal chair as it fulfills the functional demands for comfort and stability while having a distinct look. In other words: it captures the essence of modern Danish design.
Timber: Ash | Oak | Ash | Beech | Cherry | Smoked Oak | Walnut
Timber treatments: Soap |Lacquer | Oil | White Oil | CHS colours | Black | Contact a Danish Red consultant for details.
Dimensions: W 55cm x D 51cm x H 75cm – Seat height 45 cm
Brand: Carl Hansen & Søn
Designer: Hans Wegner
Year of design: 1950
Country of origin: Denmark