The Wishbone Chair by Hans J. Wegner

Wishbone Beech Original

Last week’s Barcelona chair post marked the beginning of our “Seat of the Week” column, in which we will be profiling the most iconic and innovative chairs of past and present. This week’s hot seat is from the master of the chair himself, Mr. Hans J. Wegner. For those who don’t know, Wegner (1914-2007) was a prolific Danish furniture designer, who created over 500 chairs during his highly celebrated career. One of those chairs, and the topic of today’s discussion is the CH24 chair, more commonly known as the Wishbone chair, which Wegner designed in 1949 for the Danish manufacturer Carl Hansen & Son. After 60+ years of production, Carl Hansen decided to give it’s golden child a playful update, and has re-released the Wishbone in a series of beautiful hues. The sweeping steam-bent wood frame is now available in a rainbow of colours for your choosing. However purists, there is no need to panic, as you can still enjoy your original clear lacquered beech version if you so desire. Regardless, both the originals and their colourful companions are available for purchase at the Danish Design Store starting at $750 per chair. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a more budget friendly option, I kindly invite you to join me in just admiring the lovely photos below.


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