The Wishbone Chair - Wegner's best-known work
With the CH24 Wishbone Chair , designer Hans J. Wegner created probably his best-known piece in 1949. The chair is particularly suitable for the dining table and the living area, where it convinces with its timeless elegance.
Even today, the surprisingly comfortable design classic by Carl Hansen & Søn still has a light and attractive appearance. The Wishbone Chair is an outstanding example of Hans J. Wegner's continuous pursuit of organic simplicity, comfort and stability in the products he designs.
Shortly after its introduction, the iconic appearance of the Wishbone ("breastbone") Chair ensured that it became a best-seller among Wegner's designs. To this day, the CH24 is also known among design connoisseurs in Denmark simply as "The Chair" - probably no other characteristic could better describe the status of Hans J. Wegner's classic.
Wishbone Chair CH24 - or Y Chair
The characteristic "Y" in the backrest of the CH24 ensures comfortable sitting, at the same time stabilising the steam-bent backrest and is of course responsible for the chair's name. This is because the Wishbone Chair is also known as the Y Chair . The gently curved backrest, the special bracing and the hand-woven seat allow for a wide variety of sitting positions, making the CH24 suitable for different areas of use.
Hans Wegner chair convinces with craftsmanship at the highest level
With its simple design and clear lines, the CH24 Wishbone Chair is a prime example of the highest level of craftsmanship. The simple appearance hardly suggests that 100 individual steps are necessary to produce the chair. The hand-woven seat alone consists of 120 m of paper cord, which is processed by Carl Hansen & Søn in uncompromising quality.
The CH24 Wishbone Chair by Carl Hansen is available in different versions.
New colour palette in cooperation with Ilse Crawford
To celebrate Hans J. Wegner's more than 70 years of collaboration with Carl Hansen & Søn, the Danish label has teamed up with renowned London designer Ilse Crawford to create a new colour palette for the first five chairs Wegner created for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1950.
The result is a multi-faceted reinterpretation of Wegner's CH22, CH 23, CH24, CH25 and CH26 chairs, whose timelessness is further emphasised by the new, rich colours. Alluding to the rugged beauty of the Nordic landscape, each colour has a slightly transparent finish that allows the grain of the oak wood to shine through.