Description

The CH24 chair, also known as Wishbone, is a true Danish design classic that has been produced by Carl Hansen & Søn since 1950. Designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1949, the Wishbone chair is a masterpiece of traditional craftsmanship with a manufacturing process involving more than 100 steps, most of which are still made by hand.

Each year, Carl Hansen & Søn introduces the CH24 chair in a special, limited edition to celebrate Hans J. Wegner's birthday on April 2nd. In 2022, the CH24 Birthday Edition chair is made of certified teak and olive-tanned leather, which will develop a characterful patina over time and use.

Due to the natural materials, each chair is one-of-a-kind and will only get better with age: the orange hue of the oiled teak wood will slowly shift to a darker reddish-brown, while the cognac-coloured aniline leather will show marks of use and shade variations that tell stories of precious moments spent sitting on the chair – candle-lit dinners, long breakfasts, meaningful conversations with loved ones.

The CH24 Birthday Edition 2022 chair is available for a limited time only.

Carl Hansen & Søn

CH24 Wishbone chair, Birthday Edition 2022

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In stock on 7 Oct, 2022

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Colour
Oiled teak, cognac brown
Width
55 cm
Depth
51 cm
Height
76 cm
Seat height
45 cm
Frame material
Oiled certified teak
Seat material
Olive tanned aniline leather, Cradle to Cradle certified
Notes
Please note that genuine leather is a natural product. This means that the colour and texture may vary from product to product. Aniline leather is also the softest and most natural type of leather, and it will develop a patina over time and use.

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Hans J. Wegner

Hans J. Wegner (1914–2007) is a world-famous Danish designer known especially for his numerous chair designs. Wegner had a special ability to combine functionality and aesthetics; many of his designs are characterized by playful or poetic features.

Born in Tønder, southern Denmark, Wegner developed a fascination for wood as a material already as a child: he enjoyed wood carving and often spent time in museums, looking for inspiration for his sculptures, and he even took up an apprenticeship with master cabinetmaker H. F. Stahlberg at a young age. Although Wegner began his career as a carpenter in the 1930s, in 1936 he decided to study design – a decision the modern design world is very happy for. Wood remained Wegner's favourite material throughout his prolific career, and most of his chairs are made of wood with the natural material often playing the main role in the design.

Wegner considered ergonomics to be one of the most essential aspects of designing a chair – after all, it was a piece of furniture with which the human body could be in contact for long periods of time. During his career spanning several decades, Wegner designed up to 500 different chair models, many of which have become coveted design classics not only due to their beautiful design but also their superb functionality. Perhaps the most famous of his design is the Wishbone chair, which has been in continuous production since 1950.

Wegner is known as one of the pioneers of Danish modernism and one of the key figures of the Golden Age of Nordic design. During his career, he received a multitude of design awards, including the Lunning Prize as well as the Grand Prix in the Milan Triennale in 1951, the Prince Eugen Medal in 1961 and the C. F. Hansen Medal in 1980.

Would you like to read more about Hans J. Wegner and his work? Discover our books:
Wegner: Just One Good Chair

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