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CH24 Wish­bone Chair — Black Oak

c. 1950

by Hans J. Wegner
for Carl Hansen & Søn

CH24 Wish­bone Chair — Black Oak

by Hans J. Wegner
for  Carl Hansen & Søn

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Carl Hansen and Son marry the Ch24 Wish­bone chair, by Hans J. Wegner, with a sleek painted black oak finish. Color is expertly applied to evenly coat the frame while still allow­ing the beauty of the wood grain to show subtly. At Carl Hansen and Son, quality and longevity are top prior­i­ties, which is why each Wish­bone chair under­goes over 100 metic­u­lous steps to create a long-lasting, quality piece of design.

The Wish­bone chair in black oak with a natural paper cord seat is part of our quick-ship program. Please see the spec sheet to the left for quick-ship details or call 800.886.0867 for more information.


Hans J. Wegner

Denmark (1914–2007)

If Danish modernism is best known and beloved for the use of traditional techniques to emphasize materiality—graceful curves honoring the grain of fine walnut, for example—that’s thanks in large part to Hans J. Wegner. Born in southern Denmark, at 14 Wegner began an apprenticeship with Danish master cabinetmaker H. F. Stahlberg, where he honed a preternatural talent and learned skills he’d bring to bear throughout a career lasting some eighty years and full of design masterpieces.

While studying at the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen, Wegner worked for Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller on a range of furniture for the Aarhus City Hall. Four years after graduation, he had showcased a chair at the Copenhagen Museum of Art and Industry, and opened his own firm. Sculptural, surprisingly comfortable seating became Wegner’s trademark: for Fritz Hansen, the floating Chinese chairs; for Carl Hansen & Sons, he designed the instant classic Wishbone, Shell, and Elbow chairs; for PP Møbler, the cozy Papa Bear, iconic Round, and buoyant Circle chairs; and countless others, most still in production.

Wegner retired in 1993 and died fourteen years later, but his work lives on in its ubiquity across residential, hospitality, and corporate design—not to mention the Museum Sønderjylland’s permanent exhibition of the three dozen chairs he felt were his very best in a water tour in his hometown of Tønder.

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