With its natural good looks, curved back and strong arms, I’ve been in love with Hans J. Wegner’s iconic Wishbone Chair for as long as I can remember. So, you can imagine how thrilled I was to learn about a very special launch to coincide with this great Danish designer’s birthday.
Proud manufacturers of Wegner’s innovative furniture since 1949, Carl Hansen & Son have collaborated on a new edition of the Wishbone Chair, or CH24 as its known, with none other than acclaimed British interior and furniture designer Ilse Crawford.
Reimagined for 2020
The limited-edition piece, which is available for one month only, sees the original design reimagined for 2020 in a glossy navy blue lacquer. The colour choice has been inspired by Wegner’s long-standing fascination with Asian design history and craft.
“The colour aims to capture some of Wegner’s historical interests, when paired with the Wishbone Chair’s natural woven paper cord seat, the dynamic contrast in texture and tone create a distinctly contemporary statement.” says Ilse Crawford
Continually produced since 1950, the Wishbone Chair was the first of five chairs that Wegner designed for Carl Hansen & Son. Today, some seventy years later, this beautiful collectors’ item is still made in Denmark, at Carl Hansen & Son’s factory on the island of Funen, where its fourteen solid wood parts are manually assembled and its seat hand-woven from 395 feet of paper cord.
Celebrated and much loved
Each limited-edition chair also features a small brass plate engraved with Hans J. Wegner’s signature and date of birth, discretely placed inside the chair’s frame.
Considered one of the most famous symbols of Danish furniture, I’m sure the Wishbone Chair will continue to be celebrated and much loved by design lovers everywhere for generations to come.
To find out more about the CH24 Birthday Edition, visit the Carl Hansen & Son website.
All images courtesy of Carl Hansen & Son.
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