Wishbone Dining Chair

Wishbone Dining Chair

Description In 1944, Danish designer Hans Wegner began a series of chairs that were inspired by portraits of Danish merchants sitting in Ming Chairs. One of these chairs was the Wishbone Chair , also known as the “Y” or “CH-24,” which has been produced by the Danish firm Carl Hansen & Søn since 1950. The son of a shoemaker, Wegner was trained as a cabinetmaker before attending the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen, after which he began his career as an architect. Just three years later, Wegner started his own design office, and his work soon caught the eye of the folks at Carl Hansen & Søn. The light, sculptural Wishbone Chair was exactly what the Hansen company was looking for to supplement the heavier forms that were popular at the time. However, the Wishbone was a challenging chair to make, as this steam-bent solid wood frame demands perfect craftsmanship and an intimate knowledge of wood joinery. Even today, the seat is still hand woven from paper cord, a durable material developed during WWII as a substitute for jute. Using the best natural materials, the sculptural Wishbone is made to last for generations and offers outstanding sitting comfort. Made in Denmark. Optional semi-aniline leather seat pad available separately. Carl Hansen & Son is presenting the first-ever elm version of Hans Wegner’s Wishbone Chair, available in a limited edition to celebrate the designer’s birthday. This special-edition Wishbone Chair is made of oil-treated elm with a natural, woven paper cord seat. Each chair features the date and Wegner’s signature discreetly engraved on the interior of the frame. Orders must be placed by April 30. View All Images
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Wishbone Dining Chair

In 1944, Danish designer Hans Wegner began a series of chairs that were inspired by portraits of Danish merchants sitting in Ming Chairs. One of these chairs was the Wishbone Chair , also known as the “Y” or “CH-24,” which has been produced by the Danish firm Carl Hansen & Søn since 1950. The son of a shoemaker, Wegner was trained as a cabinetmaker before attending the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen, after which he began his career as an architect. Just three years later, Wegner started his own design office, and his work soon caught the eye of the folks at Carl Hansen & Søn. The light, sculptural Wishbone Chair was exactly what the Hansen company was looking for to supplement the heavier forms that were popular at the time. However, the Wishbone was a challenging chair to make, as this steam-bent solid wood frame demands perfect craftsmanship and an intimate knowledge of wood joinery. Even today, the seat is still hand woven from paper cord, a durable material developed during WWII as a substitute for jute. Using the best natural materials, the sculptural Wishbone is made to last for generations and offers outstanding sitting comfort. Made in Denmark. Optional semi-aniline leather seat pad available separately. Carl Hansen & Son is presenting the first-ever elm version of Hans Wegner’s Wishbone Chair, available in a limited edition to celebrate the designer’s birthday. This special-edition Wishbone Chair is made of oil-treated elm with a natural, woven paper cord seat. Each chair features the date and Wegner’s signature discreetly engraved on the interior of the frame. Orders must be placed by April 30.
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Wishbone Dining Chair

In 1944, Danish designer Hans Wegner began a series of chairs that were inspired by portraits of Danish merchants sitting in Ming Chairs. One of these chairs was the Wishbone Chair , also known as the “Y” or “CH-24,” which has been produced by the Danish firm Carl Hansen & Søn since 1950. The son of a shoemaker, Wegner was trained as a cabinetmaker before attending the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen, after which he began his career as an architect. Just three years later, Wegner started his own design office, and his work soon caught the eye of the folks at Carl Hansen & Søn. The light, sculptural Wishbone Chair was exactly what the Hansen company was looking for to supplement the heavier forms that were popular at the time. However, the Wishbone was a challenging chair to make, as this steam-bent solid wood frame demands perfect craftsmanship and an intimate knowledge of wood joinery. Even today, the seat is still hand woven from paper cord, a durable material developed during WWII as a substitute for jute. Using the best natural materials, the sculptural Wishbone is made to last for generations and offers outstanding sitting comfort. Made in Denmark.
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Wishbone Dining Chair

Beech frame with colored lacquer finish, oak frame with black lacquer or oil finish or walnut frame with clear lacquer finish; paper cord seat (black, orange, white, oiled oak and clear lacquered walnut chairs have a natural seat, and all others have a white seat). Elm (limited-edition chair) comes with paper cord seat in natural color.
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Wishbone Dining Chair

Product Details Dimensions H 29.5″ W 21.75″ D 20″ Seat H 17.75″ Materials Beech frame with colored lacquer finish, oak frame with black lacquer or oil finish or walnut frame with clear lacquer finish; paper cord seat (black, orange, white, oiled oak and clear lacquered walnut chairs have a natural seat, and all others have a white seat). Elm (limited-edition chair) comes with paper cord seat in natural color. Shipping Info View Shipping Options It is in stock and ready to ship, the message “It is in stock and ready to ship!” That means its on hand in our warehouse and will leave within 48 hours of purchase.
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Wishbone Dining Chair

Dimensions H 29.5″ W 21.75″ D 20″ Seat H 17.75″ Materials Beech frame with colored lacquer finish, oak frame with black lacquer or oil finish or walnut frame with clear lacquer finish; paper cord seat (black, orange, white, oiled oak and clear lacquered walnut chairs have a natural seat, and all others have a white seat). Elm (limited-edition chair) comes with paper cord seat in natural color. Shipping Info View Shipping Options It is in stock and ready to ship, the message “It is in stock and ready to ship!” That means its on hand in our warehouse and will leave within 48 hours of purchase.

Wishbone Dining Chair

Wishbone Dining Chair

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