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CH24 Wishbone Chair

by Hans J. Wegner, 1950 — from 499,00 €
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The most famous design from Hans J. Wegner is the CH24 Wishbone Chair, also known as Y-Chair and distributed by the Danish manufacturer Carl Hansen & Søn. The special feature in the object lies in the formal and material details: the backrest and frame converge to form armrest in a way that results in a unique formal balance. The seat of each solid wood chair is crafted from 120 meters of paper cord.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HANS WEGNER!

For a limited period only, Wegner's legendary CH24 Wishbone Chair is available as a strictly limited Birthday Edition in lacquered mahogany!

Details

Product type Multi-purpose chair
Dimensions
Colours Wood

Paper cord

Material Frame: solid beech, oak, ash, walnut
Seat: paper cord

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Manufacturing

Variants CH24 Wishbone Chair in Soft Edition
Care Soaped wood:
In order to maintain the best possible quality, you should regularly wash soap treated furniture with soap and water. For daily maintenance, the use of a soft, moist wrung cloth with clean water is recommended. Please avoid using detergents or chemicals.



Oiled wood:
The ensure the maintenance of your furniture in the best possible quality oiling every six months is recommended. For daily maintenance, the use of a soft, moist wrung cloth with clean water is recommended. Please avoid using detergents or chemicals.



Lacquered wood:
For daily maintenance, the use of a soft, moist wrung cloth with clean water is recommended. Please avoid using detergents or chemicals. Further treatment is not necessary for lacquered furniture, because the wood surface is completely sealed by the paint.

The Carl Hansen & Søn Wood Care Set is available separately:
Sustainability Carl Hansen principally uses wood sourced from Danish and sustainable forests for their furniture. The oils and soaps for the treatment of the wood as well as, for example, the paper cord used for the CH24 are sourced according to strict ecological & sustainability criteria. The materials used are all of biological origin: and as such also biodegradable. In all production stages Carl Hansen strive to ensure the lowest possible energy consumption, in addition, the durability of the products and their timeless design ensure Carl Hansen furniture possess and inherent sustainability - they need never be replaced!
Warranty 24 months
Product datasheet Please click on picture for detailed information (ca. 0,2 MB).
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Popular versions

CH24 Wishbone Chair, Soaped oak, Nature mesh
CH24 Wishbone Chair, Oiled oak, Nature mesh
CH24 Wishbone Chair, Black lacquered oak, Nature mesh
CH24 Wishbone Chair, Soaped oak, Black mesh
CH24 Wishbone Chair, White lacquered beech, Nature mesh
CH24 Wishbone Chair, Soaped ash, Nature mesh
CH24 Wishbone Chair, Black lacquered beech, Black mesh
CH24 Wishbone Chair, Oiled walnut, Nature mesh
CH24 Wishbone Chair, Oiled oak, Black mesh
CH24 Wishbone Chair, White oiled oak, Nature mesh
CH24 Wishbone Chair, Soaped beech, Nature mesh
CH24 Wishbone Chair, Black lacquered beech, Nature mesh
CH24 Wishbone Chair, Black lacquered oak, Black mesh
CH24 Wishbone Chair, Oiled ash, Nature mesh
CH24 Wishbone Chair, Lacquered oak, Nature mesh
CH24 Wishbone Chair, Oiled beech, Black mesh
CH24 Wishbone Chair, Lacquered walnut, Black mesh
CH24 Wishbone Chair, Lacquered walnut, Nature mesh
CH24 Wishbone Chair, White oiled ash, Nature mesh
CH24 Wishbone Chair, Oiled ash, Black mesh

Design Story

The Design

In the late 1940s Hans J. Wegner was largely only known in expert circles, and only relatively few critics appreciated his unusual design. Then in 1949 Eivind Kold Christensen, sales manager of the furniture manufacturer Carl Hansen & Son, spotted Wegner's work in an exhibition in Copenhagen, recognised the great potential of the designer and asked him to design chairs exclusively for Carl Hansen & Son. Hans J. Wegner developed four models, including the CH24, which were, in contrast to his earlier designs, also suitable for partial machine production and thus for series production. The Carl Hansen CH24 chair would not only become Wegner's greatest success, but also one of the most successful products in the Carl Hansen & Søns portfolio. The principle characteristic of the CH24 Wishbone Chair is the Y-shaped element in the backrest, hence its popular nickname: the Y Chair. The CH24 shines with its clean, ergonomic, harmonic design and in comparison to earlier Wegner chairs offers the occupant more space.

Y-shaped backrest of the CH24 Chair

Designer

Hans J. Wegner discovered his passion for furniture design during his carpentry apprenticeship. Following the completion of his practical training Wegner studied from 1936 to 1938 at the Copenhagen School of Applied Arts and later established himself as an independent architect. In 1940 he designed a chair collection for the new City Hall in Aarhus, a project realised by Arne Jacobsen and Eric Moller, and started in the same year began a cooperation with Johannes Hansen. For Hansen he developed in 1944 his first so-called China Chair, on whose design the later Y Chair is based. In 1949 Wegner designed as exclusive commissions for Carl Hansen & Son the chairs CH22, CH23, CH24 and CH25. Today Hans J. Wegner is world famous mainly for his numerous award-winning chair designs. Hans J. Wegner died in 2007 in his native Copenhagen.

To celebrate the 100th birthday of designer Hans J. Wegner in 2014 Carl Hansen released an anniversary edition of the CH24.

Manufacturer

CH24 manufacturer Carl Hansen & Son can look back on a long history. Founded in 1908 by Carl Hansen as a small carpentry firm the company quickly became known for its high qual