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Hans Wegner’s Wishbone Chair (1949)

The Wishbone Chair was the first designs of Hans Wegner’s for the legendary furniture manufacturer Carl Hansen & Son. Also known as the “Y” chair or CH24, its frame comes in ash, maple, beech, oak, cherry or walnut while its seat is made from 120 m of woven paper cord. These natural materials are gorgeous and, not surprising, ideally suit modern Scandinavian interiors. In 2010, to celebrate its 60th birthday, 12 colours were added to the range including four hues each of blue, green and citrus. What I love about many pieces of 20th century iconic furniture is that even though the designs are relatively ‘old’, they still look fresh and instantly add a contemporary feel to a space.

I am thinking about getting a Wishbone chair either in purple, lime green or black for my soon-to-be created workspace at home. A couple of these I have featured previously, but they were so good that I could not resist to include them again.

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via Carl Hansen

via The Designer Lifestyle

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via Carl Hansen

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4 Comments Post a comment
  1. They really are just the most beautiful and versatile design! Imagine leaving a legacy like that.

    April 30, 2012
    • kate #

      Totally. Do you have a favourite piece of Hans Wegner’s?

      May 1, 2012

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