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CH24 Wish­bone Chair — Smoked Oak

c. 1950

by Hans J. Wegner
for Carl Hansen & Søn

Hans J. Wegn­er’s classic Ch24 Wish­bone chair is elevated to new heights with the luxu­ri­ous touch of Carl Hansen and Son’s expertly crafted smoked oak finish. This effect is a rich dark hue that accen­tu­ates the natural beauty of the wood grain while protect­ing the chair’s quality for a long-lasting and sophis­ti­cated addi­tion to your space. Since 1950, Carl Hansen and Son has been produc­ing this time­less piece of furni­ture, cement­ing its place as a true master­piece of design. 

The Wish­bone Chair with smoked oak finish and 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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