Carl Hansen & Søn is marking Hans J. Wegner’s birthday in April with a signed limited edition of the Wishbone Chair in elm. This is the first time the Wishbone Chair has been made using this strong, beautiful wood type.
Since Hans J. Wegner’s birthday falls on a Sunday this year, Carl Hansen & Søn will release the chair on Thursday, April 27 – for one day only. All chairs purchased on this date will come engraved with Hans J. Wegner’s signature and birth date, as well as with a certificate of authenticity. The limited-edition Wishbone Chair features oil-treated elm and a natural paper cord seat.
The CH24 Wishbone chair is a light, attractive and comfortable dining chair with it’s iconic Y-shaped back. The Wishbone Chair is perhaps Wegner’s most celebrated work.
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. The design was actually the last part of a series inspired by portraits of Danish merchants sitting in Chinese Ming Dynasty chairs.
Available for pre-order now. Chairs will only available to order until 27th April 2017.