The “chair maker of chair makers,” Hans J. Wegner was never one to shy away from experimentation and bold expression. Known for his groundbreaking work with material, form, function and colour, today, Carl Hansen & Son have taken Hans’ iconic 65-year-old Wishbone Chair (or CH24) and made it available in 25 distinctive colour-lacquered options, inspired by Hans’ original palette.
With colours ranging from soft neutrals to bold, vibrant hues – they lend themselves to almost every imaginable interior decor and taste. And for those who prefer a natural wood aesthetic, the modern classic is available in ash, beech, oak, smoked oak, walnut and cherry. Combined with a natural, white or black paper cord seat, the natural wood and colour-lacquered frames make for a beautiful array of options to complete any environment.
Truly a work of art, craftsmen from Carl Hansen & Son spend roughly three weeks creating a Wishbone, strictly according to Hans’ original specifications. This includes preparing and assembling the chair’s 14 individual parts as well as hand-weaving the unique seat, using 120 metres of paper cord for the optimal seating experience. The production of the Wishbone Chair includes 100 production steps, most of which are done by hand.
Watch it being made in this video: