The iconic CH24 Wishbone Chair, one of the first models that Hans J. Wegner designed exclusively for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1949, has gained recognition as the ideal chair, capturing the essence of modern Danish design.
To celebrate the Wishbone Chair’s eye-catching form and unparalleled craftsmanship, Carl Hansen & Søn is releasing the icon in five Special Edition matte finishes, aptly referred to as Soft Colors, in partnership with Be Original Americas – a nonprofit organization committed to informing, educating and influencing manufacturers, design professionals and consumers on the economic, ethical and environmental value of authentic design.
A portion of proceeds from all sales of the CH24 Soft chairs will benefit Be Original Americas’ Student Fellowship program.
As a long-standing member of Be Original Americas, Carl Hansen & Søn is committed to educating both members of the design community and consumers on the origin and importance of purchasing authentic design.
The new Special Edition CH24 Soft presents the Wishbone Chair from its softer side: for a limited time only, Hans J. Wegner’s iconic design will be available with an irresistible matte finish on five classic colors. A soft expression and luxe finish lend the Wishbone Chair an inviting new look – the ideal piece for starting or expanding a design collection.
- Seat: Natural Paper Cord
- Frame: Solid Beech
- Width: 55 cm / 21.6 inch
- Depth: 51 cm / 20.1 inch
- Height: 75 cm / 29.5 inch
- Seat Height: 45 cm / 17.7 inch
- Beech has minimal structure when painted
Passionate craftsmanship means many things to different people. To Carl Hansen it means everything. It has been so ever since 1908 when Carl Hansen founded his company on a strong belief: outstanding craftsmanship and rational serial production could go hand-in-hand to provide customers with high-quality furniture at a reasonable price. Today they continue to build on this simple but strong idea, combining traditional woodworking techniques with the latest technology to produce furniture of lasting value.
Carl Hansen & Son Special Edition CH24 Soft Colours Wishbone Chair Designed by:
- Hans J Wegner , 1950
Hans J. Wegner
Denmark, 1914 - 2007
"A chair is to have no backside. It should be beautiful from all sides and angles." – Hans J. Wegner
With his love of natural materials and his deep understanding of the need for furniture to be functional as well as beautiful, Hans J. Wegner made mid-century Danish design popular on an international scale. He began his career as a cabinetmaker in 1931 and subsequently entered the Copenhagen School of Arts & Crafts. After receiving his architectural degree in 1938, he worked as a designer in Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller’s architectural office before establishing his own office in 1943.
Over the years, he designed over 500 chairs with many different wood types and styles. He became the undisputed master of Danish chair design. His style is based on clean, simple lines and to Wegner a chair was an artwork as much as a functional object. One of his well-known philosophies was that a chair should be beautiful from every angle and that it should not have a backside. Though Wegner designed for series production, all of his work bears the stamp of the traditionally trained craftsman. Wegner’s most famous chairs are the Wishbone, the Wing, the Elbow and the Shell. Most of his designs are produced by Carl Hansen and are still in production today.