Carl Hansen and Son reimagine the Ch24 Wishbone chair, designed by Hans J. Wegner, in mahogany to create a modern heirloom piece that will stand the test of time. The chair is reinterpreted in premium mahogany, adding warmth and distinctive character to the classic design. The mahogany undergoes a thorough water-based oil treatment, enhancing the natural beauty of the wood and ensuring longevity. The result is a piece that combines exquisite craftsmanship with the durability of high-quality wood, making it a worthy investment to enjoy for generations.
The CH24 Wishbone Chair in mahogany and natural paper cord seat is part of our quick-ship program and is ready to ship. Please see the spec sheet to the left for quick-ship details or call 800.886.0867 for more information.
Hans J. Wegner
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.