CH24 Wishbone Chair
The CH24 Wishbone Chair was one of the very first models Hans J. Wegner designed for Carl Hansen & Søn and has been in continuous production since 1950. With a design that is uniquely its own, the CH24 Wishbone Chair holds a special position in the world of modern design. 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.
Furniture designer Hans J. Wegner is widely regarded as one of the founding fathers of Danish modernism in furniture design. Wegner was born in 1914 in Tønder, Denmark, where he later completed his cabinetmaker training. A two-year period of study at the school of arts and Crafts in Copenhagen followed from 1936 to 1938, after which the 24-year-old Wegner went to work for architects Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller in Aarhus, Denmark. In 1943, at the age of 29, Wegner chose to become an independent furniture designer. Wegner’s life-long passion for quality craftsmanship and his constant pursuit of serene and precise expression continue to make him a source of inspiration for new generations of furniture designers. With such iconic works as the Wishbone Chair and Shell Chair, Wegner proved time and time again that well-conceived design never goes out of fashion. Wegner earned extensive accolades for his work, and his furniture can be found in design museums all over the world, including the Museum of Modern art (MoMa) in New York.
The CH24 Wishbone Chair is available in solid oak, ash, beech, and walnut with various finishes. The seat is available in natural or black paper cord.
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