CH24 WISHBONE CHAIR
The CH24 Wishbone Chair, designed exclusively for Carl Hansen by Hans J. Wegner in 1949, is one of the world's most famous modern designs. This spectacle of Danish master hand-craftsmanship has been in continuous production since 1950.DISCOVER THE CH24 WISHBONE CHAIR
STYLISH AND SOPHISTICATED
The Wishbone Chair from Hans J Wegner is an iconic part of Scandinavian design history. This timeless piece has been in continuous production since its inception in 1950, and its sleek design still proves as popular as ever. The elegant form has an arched back that provides effortless comfort alongside a stylish aesthetic. Carl Hansen's superior manufacturing process consists of over 100 steps, demonstrating the amount of care taken to craft each chair. With a handwoven paper cord seat, the CH24 Wishbone Chair embodies style, sophistication, and durability – three staple characteristics of Scandinavian design. Its instantly recognisable silhouette is sure to become the talking point of any dining or living space.
HANS J. WEGNER
Among Danish furniture designers, Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) is considered one of the most creative, innovative and prolific. Often referred to as the master of the chair, Wegner created almost 500 in his lifetime – many of them considered masterpieces. His iconic Wishbone Chair is probably the most well-known and has been in continuous production since 1950. Wegner was part of the spectacular generation that created what is today referred to as ‘the Golden Age’ of modern Danish design. “Many foreigners have asked me how we created the Danish style,” Wegner once said. “And I’ve answered that it was a continuous process of purification and of simplification – to cut down to the simplest possible design of four legs, a seat, and a combined back- and armrest.”
The Y-shaped backrest support gives the chair the nickname 'Wishbone' or 'Y-Chair'. Hans Wegner drew inspiration from a portrait of a Danish merchant sitting in a Ming style chair. It takes over one hundred individual steps to make the Carl Hansen CH24 Chair. And, they do this using just fourteen pieces of wood! The Danish paper cord used to weave every wishbone seat is over 120 meters long. To cater to the ever-growing height of the population, the seat height was increased in 1990. The piece of Y-shaped wood that forms the centre of the backrest is where the Y-Chair earns its name. Additionally, it supports the solid wood back legs in securing the stem-bent armrest. Because the armrest slopes down to a lower height at the front it can tuck closer under a dining table.
The CH24 Wishbone Chair's solid wood frame is available in ash, beech, oak, walnut, mahogany and teak. The wood finishes range from soap, clear lacquer and oil to white oil, and smoked oil, all of which highlight the beautiful grain of the wood. The frame is also available in a wide range of colours. There's even a choice of natural or black paper cord seat!
It's important to note that the Wishbone Chair in oak and ash have a prominent wood grain texture when painted. Oak and ash are available only in black with a 20 gloss. Conversely, the Wishbone Chair in beech has a less prominent grain visible when painted. Beech is available in all colours with a softer 5 gloss. Needless to say with all the options, you can choose the perfect look for your home.
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Front Elevation Dimensions:
A - Total Height 76cm / 29.9in
B - Total Width 55cm / 21.7in
C - Front Seat Width 51.2cm / 20.2in
D - Distance Between Rear Legs at Seat 33.6cm / 13.2in
E - Distance Between Armrests 49.3cm / 19.4in
F - Top Width of Y Support 13cm / 5 5.1in
G - Armrest Thickness 3cm / 1.1in
H - Top Front Leg Thickness 3.7cm / 1.5in
I - Rear Leg Rail Width 36cm / 14.2in
J - Front Leg Rail Width 42.2cm / 16.6in
K - Bottom Width of Y Support 5.5cm / 2.2in
Side Elevation Dimensions:
L - Total Depth 51cm / 20.1in
M - Armrest Depth 35.6cm / 14in
N - Backrest Depth 7.2cm / 2.8in
O - Side Leg Rail Width 33.4cm / 13.1in
P - Backrest Angle 102.2º
Q - Front Armrest Height 70cm / 27.6in
R - Seat Height 45cm / 17.7in
S - Backrest Height 30.1cm / 11.9in
The CH24 is a classic dining chair choice, but you can elevate any room in your home with the elegant design of the CH24 wishbone chair. Wegner's CH24 is wonderfully adaptable. Whether you need to use it as a lounge chair in your living room or an extra seat for visitors in your hallway. You can even use it as a desk chair in your office or a temporary bedside table in your bedroom! This designer dining chair is as beautiful as it is expertly crafted, and makes an elegant addition to any space.
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CARL HANSEN & SON
Carl Hansen & Søn is a family-run Danish furniture company that has been producing high-quality furniture for over 100 years. As one of the leading names in Scandinavian design, their pieces are renowned for their timeless beauty and unparalleled craftsmanship. From classic mid-century modern designs to innovative contemporary pieces. Click here to explore the brand's entire collection.