The iconic CH24 Wishbone chair, designed by Hans J. Wegner, has been expertly crafted by Carl Hansen and Son using premium solid teak wood. With its tight grain and rich golden color, this chair adds warmth and elegance to any traditional or contemporary space.
At Carl Hansen and Son, quality and longevity are top priorities, which is why each Wishbone chair undergoes over 100 meticulous steps to ensure its durability and beauty. From the handwoven paper cord seat, which takes a skilled artisan over an hour to complete, to the precise construction and attention to detail, every aspect of this chair reflects the brand’s commitment to excellence.
The Wishbone chair in teak and natural paper cord seat is also part of our quick-ship program so that you can enjoy its beauty and quality in no time. Contact us at 800.886.0867 for more information, or check out the spec sheet to learn about quick-ship options.
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.
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