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Carl Hansen & Søn CH24 | Wishbone Chair

By Hans J. Wegner
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The Wishbone Chair is perhaps Wegner's most celebrated work. A light, attractive and comfortable dining chair with the characteristic Y-shaped back. The chair is a triumph of craftsmanship with a simple design and clean lines. Despite the chair's straightforward appearance it takes more than 100 steps to make one. Amongst other things, the hand-woven seat consists of more than 120 meters of paper cord. Hans J. Wegner designed the Wishbone chair for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1949 and it has been in continuous production since 1950.



One of the very first models Hans J. Wegner designed especially for Carl Hansen & Son in 1949.
Produced for the first time in 1950 and has been produced continuously ever since.

As Hans J. Wegner's most popular chair for Carl Hansen & Son, the CH24 enjoys worldwide recognition.




An excellent example of Hans J. Wegner's constant strive towards achieving organic simplicity, comfort and stability in his designs. The last of a series of chairs Hans J. Wegner designed with great inspiration from ancient Chinese armchairs.

The characteristic "Y" provides comfortable back support and stability to the steam-bent top, and also inspires the chair's names, "The Y- Chair" or "The Wishbone Chair".
The gently rounded top, the light Y-construction and the hand woven paper cord seat offers a variety of comfortable seating positions making the CH24 ideal as a dining and lounge chair.

The CH24 is both a very stable and also very light chair making it easy to move around the room enabling great flexibility.
It takes a skilled craftsman about 1 hour to weave the seat with approximately 120 m of paper cord. The impressive durability of the paper cord makes the chair strong and long-lasting.

It takes more than 100 manual operations to manufacture each CH24. It is made from solid hardwood and paper cord. 

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As a driving force behind 'Danish Modern', Hans J. Wegner helped change the general public's view of furniture in the 1950s and 1960s. His passion for designing chairs, more than 500 of them, is recognized worldwide and reflected in his title 'the Master of the Chair'. He is famous for integrating perfectly executed joints with exquisite shapes and combining them with a constant curiosity for materials and deep respect for wood and its natural characteristics. His designs furnish minimalism with organic and natural softness.