Two Wishbone CH24 Hans Wegner Y Chairs

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CH24 Y-chairs, oak, rope, Denmark.

The Wishbone chair, officially named CH24 is designed by Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) in 1949 and produced since 1950 by Carl Hansen. At first, the chair was not that popular. Only a few furniture dealers were willing to sell the chair. Yet nowadays the Wishbone chair is seen as one of Wegner’s best designs. The comfortable dining chair is characterised by its Y-shaped back. What is even more striking however is the craftsmanship that goes into the making of the CH24. The design might look simple and airy, it does however take a 100 steps to make just one chair. All the wooden elements are made by hand and the seating is made with more than a 120 meter of paper strips made into rope.

Wegner, born as a son of a shoe maker, has been a carpenter since the age of 17. At the age of 20 Wegner left for Copenhagen where he studied at the 'The Royal Danisch Academy of Dine Arts, School of Design'. In 1940, Wegner started an interior project with Erik Møller and Arne Jacobsen for the design of the city counsel of Aarhus. In the same year Wegner started a collaboration with carpenter Johannes Hansen. With this experience combined Wegner started his own design studio at the age of 29. It is from this age onwards that Wegner designed all his famous designs including these CH24 chairs.

Documentation:
Oda, Noritsugu. Danish chairs. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1996, p. 113.

Olesen, Christian Holmsted. Wegner. Just one good chair. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2014, p. 58, 60, 120-125.

Collection:
The Danish Museum of Art & Design, Furniturecollection 217/1987.

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Details
Creator
Carl Hansen (Manufacturer), 
Hans J. Wegner (Designer)
Of the Period
Scandinavian Modern
Place of Origin
Denmark
Date of Manufacture
1950
Period
1950-1959
Materials and Techniques
Rope
Oak
Condition
Excellent
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
28.54 in. H x 22.05 in. W x 20.47 in. D
73 cm H x 56 cm W x 52 cm D
Seat Height
16.54 in. (42 cm)
Dealer Location
Waalwijk, Netherlands
Number of Items
2
Reference Number
LU93316616893
Contact The Seller
1stdibs seller since 2012
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Associations:
  • 20th Century Specialists

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