On offer are 6 newer production Hans Wegner wishbone chairs. Many consider Hans Wegner CH24 the supermodel of chairs because it has been on the cover of so many interior design magazines around the world and still in production since 1950. The Wishbone Chair, or Y chair, is Wegner's most popular design and gets its name from the slim flattened ring in its back that arches out to meet a top rail that nestles under your arms. Asked by the son of Carl Hansen to produce a chair similar to his China chair. Wegner was keen to try his hand at a lighter and more modern version. By using a "Y" as support for the steam-bent back and armrest and by giving the back legs a twist forward from the seat in order to bring them up to support the arms, he was able to give this new dining char a more sculpture form than earlier incarnations. Furthermore, the lower, shorter arms allowed the chair to come closer to the table while giving the sitter a huge amount of movement.
The seat is made of paper cord which time has shown was stronger and more elastic than seaweed. The seat is intricately handwoven by dedicated master craftsmen. When done correctly paper cord can last up to 50 years.
Each Chair retains its makers mark. Chairs produced by Carl Hansen & Søn in Denmark.
The final 3 pictures are of Carl Hansen black leather seat pads made specifically for the Wishbone chair. We have a set of 6 in excellent vintage condition, which we have in a separate post.
29.13" H 21.64" W 19.68" D