CH24, better known as Wishbone Chair is an icon within the Scandinavian design. And it is not by chance, the elegance of its lines mixed with its enormous functionality have turned it into one of the best-selling chairs of the 20th century
Wishbone Chair and its designer Hans J. Wegner.
Wishbone Chair It was designed by Hans j. Wegner in the 1950s and soon became the model star ofCarl Hansen, a brand that today continues to be one of the most important firms of furniture design.
Wegner was born in Denmark in 1914 and spent his life looking for perfection in each of their designs, becoming an indispensable element for understanding the history of the design of the second half of the 20th century.
Hans started working as Apprentice in a joinery and hence step to pursue their studies at the Copenhagen School of Arts and crafts . Later he joined the Academy of architecture and for a time it was linked to the study of Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller, but finally decided to devote himself to the design of furniture, chairs being his true passion.
Wegner designs broke with classicism established by Kaare Klint school in pursuit of a greater freedom when working with raw material, making it the star of your furniture.
As I said the own Wegner “Chair is the closest thing to people, so it is important that your details are perfect. I feel the details as much as I see them. People touch the furniture, seen with his hands”
Wegner chairs sought the democratization of design furniture, combining aesthetic perfection and functionality. CH24 Chair has an almost perfect ergonomics, allowing you to keep your back straight and also support arms.
In addition to the CH24, Wegner design other equally successful models of chairs as the Chair Peacock, model Swivel, the Shell model or the CH29 known in the USA as “The Chair”, which was used in the TV debate of Nixon against Kennedy.
Wegner is considered one of the most important designers of the 20th century, and his works are exhibited in various museums and in Die Neue Sammlung in Munich or the MoMA in New York, where their designs are part of the permanent collection.
Manufacture of the Wishbone Chair
Today the Wishbone Chair is still manufactured by Carl Hansen company and, although many processes have been automated, its production is still, largely, artisan.
Combining technology with craftsmanship Gets a piece of furniture with a structure of pinpoint accuracy that attached to comprehensive controls resulting in a high quality product.
The Wishbone Chair is made of wood from has always produced from renewable sources. The seat is made with cable’s role to ensure both the comfort and durability of the piece.
Carl Hansen: 100 years of making history in furniture design.
Carl Hansen founded his own company in 1908 in Odense, Denmark with only one goal: combine craftsmanship with serial production to offer furniture of high quality at affordable prices. This philosophy continues today.
The collaboration of the company with Hans Wegner with signature began in 1949 and was key to the development of the firm and its consolidation in the sector of furniture design.
The Wishbone Chair in current design
The Wishbone Chair is still an icon of the Nordic style and a usual part of Interior Design.
Although the design has hardly changed in recent years, today we can find the Chair CH24 in multiple colors and finishes.
We can be found both in kitchens and dining rooms, halls or rooms as this model provides elegance and warmth to any room.
In Internetages we have our own WishboneChair: Finland model.
Finland Chair has a structure made of American oak and seat in dense grid to give you extra comfort.
It is available in black and natural color.
What are you waiting to have it at home?