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CH24 Wishbone Chair in Soft White with Natural Papercord by Hans J. Wegner

$595per item

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In celebration of the CH24 Wishbone Chair’s eye-catching form and unparalleled craftsmanship, Carl Hansen & Søn is releasing the icon in limited edition matte finishes, called Soft Colors. A portion of proceeds from all sales of the limited-edition chairs will benefit Be Original Americas’ Student Fellowship Program. As a long-standing member of Be Original Americas – the nonprofit organization committed to informing, educating and influencing manufacturers, design professionals and consumers on the economic, ethical and environmental value of authentic design – Carl Hansen & Søn is committed to educating members of the design Community and consumers on the origin and importance of purchasing authentic design. Be Original Americas’ six-week Student Fellowship Program is an integral aspect of the organization’s Mission to invest in the future of design. Two students are selected to gain hands- on experience in all facets of authentic design, from ideation to production, and from warehousing to showrooms. A once-in-a-lifetime experience, the program provides the Fellows with one-on- one access to some of the design industry’s most notable manufacturers, designers, and retailers. For the 2020 program, the students will visit over 25 members throughout the United States and beyond. Additional Info: Material: Wood, papercord Frame finish: Soft white Seat finish: Natural papercord Dimensions: 20in D x 21.6in W x 29.9in H. Available in other frame finish options: Ash soap, soft red, soft gray, soft green, soft black, painted black ash, beech lacquer, beech oil, beech soap, oak white oil, oak lacquer, oak oil, 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.

Customization Options

Available in other frame finish options: Ash soap, soft red, soft gray, soft green, soft black, painted black ash, beech lacquer, beech oil, beech soap, oak white oil, oak lacquer, oak oil, 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

Details

  • Creator
    Carl Hansen & Søn (Manufacturer),Hans J. Wegner (Designer)
  • 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
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Contemporary
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    Available Now
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: CH241stDibs: LU5028224947622

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    $499 Standard Front Door Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 3-6 weeks.
    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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