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Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn Pair of 'Wishbone' Chairs in Oak

Sale price$1,800.00

Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn, pair of 'Wishbone' chairs, model 'CH24', oak, papercord, Denmark, design 1950, production afterwards

The Wishbone chair is one of the best known and most celebrated designs of Hans Wegner. A simplistic design with clean lines and characteristic Y-shaped back. A true Scandinavian Icon. These Y-chairs are produced in solid oak, showcasing a fine grain pattern. The seats are made of woven papercord.
Hans Wegner (1914-2007) is one of the most prolific furniture designers of the world. Wegner was born in 1914 in Denmark and began his apprenticeship with Danish master cabinetmaker H.F. Stahlberg when he was fourteen years old. Afterwards, he moved to Copenhagen and attended the School of Arts and Crafts between 1936 and 1938. In 1938, he was approached by the architects and designers Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller. It was also during this period that he started to collaborate with cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen. In 1943, he established his own studio, and he became one of the most renowned and creative Danish furniture designers. Wegner's furniture was designed with the greatest understanding of materials, construction techniques, and use. Wegner is known to have thorough understanding of the materials he worked with, yet his greatest aim was to create expressive and exciting design. Although Wegner was a functionalist, he was not a rational dogmatist such as Kaare Klint, of whom he was a student. Instead, his designs sparkle with inventiveness and sculptural sense. But this never meant that his organic and sensuous forms left the strict rules of functionalism. At heart, Wegner was an idealist. He was relentless in his quest for the best chair: 'there is never one damn thing that cannot be made better'. However, Wegner was aware that he could not create the 'perfect' chair, which gave him the freedom to produce as much as possible. He left behind more than 3500 drawings and about 500 of his designs went into production. His designs feature in the UN Building and Seagram Building in New York, UNESCO's headquarters. NATO's headquarters in Paris, and several buildings by the architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Carl Hansen & Søn (Manufacturer) Hans J. Wegner (Designer)
  • date of manufacture production afterwards
  • dimensions Height 28.75 in. Width 21.26 in. Depth 20.48 in. Seat Height 18.51 in.
  • dimensions Height 73 cm Width 54 cm Depth 52 cm Seat Height 47 cm
  • material Oak Papercord
  • origin Denmark
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50114413