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The Iconic Wishbone Chair: A Timeless
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The Iconic Wishbone Chair: A Timeless Design Piece

The CH24 chair, commonly known as the Wishbone chair or Y chair,   is one of the most famous and successful designs by Hans J. Wegner.  It perfectly embodies the principles of   Scandinavian design.  It’s simple,   appealing, functional and made from sustainable resources.  Therefore, the Wishbone Chair became an   archetype of Nordic furniture design.

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Hans J. Wegner, nicknamed “The Master of the Chair”,   designed the Wishbone chair.  It was   his great passion for chair design that eventually made Wegner a legendary   figure in Danish modernism and a world-famous furniture designer.  He created more than 500 chairs, many of   which went into mass production.  His   outstanding work helped establish his home country as the international   market leader for modern design.  The   Wishbone Chair comes from the time when Wegner was inspired for his designs   by classic portraits of Danish merchants who sat on the antique Ming   chairs.  The first Wishbone chair hit   the spotlight in 1949.  It was   specially developed for the furniture company Carl Hansen & Son as a   lightweight, sculptural replacement for the heavy, fully upholstered dining   room chairs popular at the time.  The   chair has been produced continuously since 1950.


The design of the Wishbone Chair has been reduced to the   essentials, which means that the shape of the chair is very minimalist and   pure.  Its design embodies the famous   credo of its creator: “A chair should not have a rear view.  It should be beautiful from all angles and   angles.  “Indeed, with its famous   organic shape, the chair is very appealing and stylish from every angle. To   this day, its design remains true to Wegner’s original sketches and drawings.   Light, attractive and comfortable dining room chair that speaks for itself of   everyday containment. He feels is just as modern today as it was half a   century ago. An excellent example of Wegner’s constant pursuit of organic   simplicity in order to create sculptural beauty, comfort and outstanding   stability. The Wishbone Chair is further proof that Hans J. Wegner in his   time Was way ahead in terms of the design of wooden furniture. The minimalist   and uncomplicated appearance of the chair can lead one to believe that it is   relatively easy to manufacture, which is very far from the truth. Due to the   use of the steam bent solid wood components, the chair requires flawless   Craftsmanship and a thorough understanding    nis of woodworking.  The manufacturing   process requires a hundred-step revision by skilled artisans to bring this   classic to life.  The chair was mainly   designed to allow comfortable sitting in the dining area.

The high level of comfort is due to the hand-woven seat   shell.  It uses 120 meters of paper   twine in its manufacture, a permanent substitute for jute that was developed   during World War II.  The seat shell is   available in the natural beige color or can be painted black.  The chair stands on four cylindrical wooden   legs, which are spanned with dowels at the front and back and rectangular   slats on the sides.  All four legs are   slightly tapered at the bottom.  The   front legs are rounded at the top to avoid sharp corners.  The curvy, steam-bent rear legs match the   upper part of the backrest.  It is made   from a solid piece of wood that is steam bent into its characteristic rounded   shape and adheres far enough to support the arms.  Perhaps the most distinctive feature of the   chair is the Y-shaped central component of the backrest, hence the name of   the chair: “The Wishbone Chair” or “The Y-Chair”.  The chair uses high quality natural   materials and is designed to last for generations.  Customers can choose from different types   of wood, including beech, ash, maple, oak, cherry and walnut, as well as   surfaces such as soap, oil or lacquer.    The latter is available in a variety of different   colors.

The elegant, sublime design, combined with the impeccable quality   of craftsmanship, has given the chair a very special place in the history of   interior design.  This timeless piece   of furniture still looks fresh and appealing and is a great, tasteful   addition to any modern interior.