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Hans Wegner's CH24 Wishbone Chair

An iconic example of Danish modern design, the CH24 Wishbone Chair by Carl Hansen & Son continues to captivate and inspire, remaining as timeless and relevant today as it was upon its inception in 1949.
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In the world of furniture design, few pieces stand out quite like the CH24 Wishbone Chair, created by the legendary Danish designer Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son. With its elegant curves, masterful craftsmanship, and timeless appeal, the Wishbone Chair has become an icon of modern design since its introduction in 1949.

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Hans Wegner, often referred to as the "Master of the Chair," was a pioneer of Danish modern design who believed in creating beautiful, functional furniture that would stand the test of time. One of the most pivotal designers in shaping the 'Golden Age' of modern Danish design, Wegner's success stemmed from his persistent work over seven decades, quietly revolutionizing the interior spaces of his country while also enhancing the appeal of Danish modern furniture internationally. Wegner skillfully combined a minimalist aesthetic with a profound love for his main material, wood, and a thorough knowledge of joinery techniques. The Wishbone Chair, also known as the Y Chair due to its distinctive Y-shaped backrest, is a perfect embodiment of Wegner's design philosophy.

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In the creation of the CH24 chair, Wegner made the innovative decision to merge the backrest and armrest into a unified component. This unique design feature not only provides structural support to the gracefully curved top but also ensures optimal comfort for the user, thanks to Wegner's creation of the iconic Y-shaped backrest that gives the Wishbone Chair its name. Its lightweight yet sturdy construction makes it ideal for a variety of settings, from dining rooms to office spaces.

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Crafted from solid wood with a hand-woven paper cord seat, each Wishbone Chair is a meticulous process that involves over 100 individual steps, predominantly executed by hand. Particularly noteworthy is the intricate hand-weaving of the seat, a task that demands the expertise of a skilled artisan and takes approximately one hour to complete. Utilizing around 120 meters of resilient paper cord, this woven seat contributes significantly to the chair's remarkable strength and enduring quality. By seamlessly blending comfort, stability, and aesthetic appeal, the Wishbone Chair effortlessly fulfills both functional and visual preferences with its distinctive and refined silhouette.

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Despite being over half a century old, the Wishbone Chair remains as relevant and desirable today as it was when it was first created. Its minimalist aesthetic has stood the test of time and continues to captivate design enthusiasts around the world. Whether used as a standalone piece or as part of a set, the Wishbone Chair adds a touch of sophistication and style to any interior.

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Eco Conscious...

Carl Hansen & Son's commitment to quality and sustainability further enhances the appeal of the Wishbone Chair. Using responsibly sourced materials and environmentally friendly production methods, the company ensures that each chair not only looks beautiful but also reflects a deep respect for the natural world.

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Heirloom Worthy...

Hans Wegner's CH24 Wishbone Chair for Carl Hansen & Son is a true design classic that has earned its place in the pantheon of great furniture pieces. Its timeless elegance, expert craftsmanship, and enduring appeal make it a must-have for anyone who appreciates the beauty of Danish modern design. Whether you are a design aficionado, a collector, or simply someone who appreciates fine craftsmanship, the Wishbone Chair is sure to bring joy and style to your home for generations to come.

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All CH24 Wishbone Chairs purchased through Dshop are certified authentic. To determine if your CH24 Wishbone Chair is authentic, there are a few key features to look out for. Firstly, check for the manufacturer's stamp or branding on the underside of the chair. Authentic CH24 chairs will have the Carl Hansen & Søn logo and other relevant markings. Next, examine the craftsmanship and quality of materials used. Authentic Wishbone Chairs are made from high-quality wood, typically beech or oak, with a distinctive Y-shaped backrest and hand-woven paper cord seat. Pay attention to details such as the smooth curves of the chair legs and the precision of the joinery. If in doubt, consult a furniture expert or appraiser for further verification of authenticity. We're always here to help at or +1 410-456-2970.

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