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CH24 Wishbone Chair in Oak Oil with Natural Papercord Seat by Hans Wegner

$825per item

About

With a form that is uniquely its own, the iconic CH24 Wishbone chair by Hans J. Wegner holds a special place in the world of modern design. When designing the CH24, Wegner chose to combine the back- and armrest into a single piece. To give stability to the steam-bent top and ensure comfortable support, Wegner developed the characteristic Y-shaped back that the Wishbone chair is named after. More than 100 steps are required to manufacture each Wishbone chair, most of which are carried out by hand. The handwoven seat alone takes a skilled craftsman about an hour to create, using approximately 120 meters of papercord, the impressive durability and stability of which makes the chair both strong and long-lasting. The Wishbone chair offers comfort and stability as well as satisfying aesthetic desires for distinctive, elegant form. Over time, the Wishbone chair has gained recognition as the ideal chair, capturing the essence of modern Danish design. Additional Info: Material: Wood, papercord Frame finish: Oak oil Seat finish: Natural papercord Dimensions: 20in D x 21.6in W x 29.9in H. Available in other frame finish options: Ash soap, painted black ash, beech lacquer, beech oil, beech soap, oak white oil, oak lacquer, oak soap, oak painted black, cherry oil, oak smoked stain, walnut lacquer, walnut oil, ash lacquer, ash oil, ash white oil, cherry lacquer, ash painted in all CHS colors, beech painted in all CHS colors Available in other seat finish options: Black papercord Packing dimensions: 32.5 H x 19.9 W x 21.5 L. Weight: 61.58 LBS.

Customization Options

Available in other frame finish options: Ash soap, painted black ash, beech lacquer, beech oil, beech soap, oak white oil, oak lacquer, oak soap, oak painted black, cherry oil, oak smoked stain, walnut lacquer, walnut oil, ash lacquer, ash oil, ash white oil, cherry lacquer, ash painted in all CHS colors, beech painted in all CHS colors Also available in other seat finish options: Black papercord

Details

  • Creator
    Hans J. Wegner (Designer),Carl Hansen & Søn (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.9 in. (75.95 cm)Width: 21.6 in. (54.87 cm)Depth: 20 in. (50.8 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Papercord,Woven
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Contemporary
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    11-12 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: CH241stDibs: LU5028224886652

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  • Shipping
    $499 Standard Front Door Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 3-6 weeks, excluding production time.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Farmingdale, NJ
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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About the Designer

Hans J. Wegner

Best known for his chairs and seating pieces — though a master of many furniture types like sofas and tablesHans Wegner was a prolific designer whose elegant, often ebullient, forms and devotion to the finest methods in joinery made "Danish Modern" a popular byword for stylish, well-made furniture in the mid-20th century.

Wegner considered himself a carpenter first and a furniture designer second. Like his peers Arne Jacobsen and Finn Juhl, Wegner believed that striking aesthetics in furniture were based on a foundation of practicality: a chair must be comfortable and sturdy before it is chic.

In keeping with that tenet, several of Wegner’s best chair designs, seen in dealer listings below, have their roots in traditional seating forms. The Peacock chair (designed in 1947) is a throne-like adaptation of the Windsor chair; pieces from the China chair series (begun in 1944) as well as the 1949 Wishbone chair, with its distinctive Y-shaped back splat, are derived from 17th-century Ming seating pieces, as is the upholstered Ox chair (1960). Wegner’s comfy Papa Bear chair (1951) is an almost surreally re-scaled English wingback chair.

Wegner’s most representative piece, the Round chair (1949), gained a footnote in political history when it was used on the TV stage of the first Kennedy-Nixon debate of 1960. That chair, along with Wegner’s more bravura designs, for example the 1963 Shell chair, with its curved surfboard-shaped seat, bring a quietly sculptural presence to a room. Wegner was a designer who revered his primary material — wood — and it shows. His wood gathers patina and character with age; every Hans Wegner piece testifies to the life it has led.

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