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Hans J. Wegner

(Denmark, 1914-2007)
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Hans J. Wegner
(Denmark, 1914-2007)

An early oak and teak 'Wishbone chair' by Carl Hansen & Son, Denmark, 1950's.

The timeless chair CH24, also called Y Chair and The Wishbone Chair, is designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1949 for Carl Hansen & Søn. The armchair is a modern classic that never goes out of time – since production start in 1950 the chairs has been produced without interruption. With its characteristic y shaped back the chair provides high comfort, good ability to move around, along with being a stylish and modern chair around the dining table. Despite its modest appearance, it is a long process to make an Y Chair; only the corded seat is made of 120 meters of waxed paper twine which has carefully been stringed.
This example of the CH24 comes with a frame in sold oak, an arm frame in teak and with a seat in natural cord. The chair has alos an engraved g and with a pencil marked EN.

Seat heigh: ca 42 cm
Width. ca 55 cm
Height: ca 76 cm
Depth: ca 51 cm

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An early example with a teak back rest and carpenter och caneworkers stamp.


Hans Jørgensen Wegner was a Danish architect and furniture designer, well-known both in Denmark and internationally. He designed over 500 different chairs, including the Wishbone Chair (the "Y chair"), which today is considered a design icon. The chair is a magnificent example of Wegner's design, with its wooden frame and laced seat. Other examples of iconic chairs designed by Wegner are The Smiling Chair and Sawbuck Chair.

In his design, Wegner combined beauty and function. With a background as a cabinetmaker, he knew how to make ergonomic, high-quality furniture.

During his career, Wegner did several significant projects with other designers, such as Arne Jacobsen, Erik Møller, and Børge Mogensen. Wegner was also involved in the concepts Danish Modern and Scandinavian Modern after the Second World War.

Wegner's design classics are found in many Scandinavian homes and are represented in the most prominent design museums worldwide.

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