CH24 | Wishbone Chair

This variant: Beech, Oil, Natural cord
By Hans J. Wegner

One of the very first models Hans J. Wegner designed especially for Carl Hansen & Søn, the CH24, or Wishbone Chair, has been in continuous production since 1950


This variant: Beech, Oil, Natural cord
 

By Hans J. Wegner

One of the very first models Hans J. Wegner designed especially for Carl Hansen & Søn, the CH24, or Wishbone Chair, has been in continuous production since 1950

The timeless essence of modern Danish design

With a form that is uniquely its own, the iconic CH24 Wishbone Chair by Hans J. Wegner holds a special place in the world of modern design. Wegner took a giant leap in furniture design with the CH24, combining the top rails and arms into a single piece. To give stability to the steam-bent top and ensure comfortable support, Wegner developed the characteristic Y-shaped back that earned the CH24 chair its famous nickname: Wishbone. Inspired by portraits of Danish merchants sitting in Chinese Ming Dynasty chairs, the CH24 offers comfort and stability as well as aesthetic desires for distinctive, beautiful form. Many view the CH24 as the ideal chair, capturing the essence of modern Danish design. More than 100 operations are required to manufacture each chair, with most carried out by hand. The envelope-woven seat alone takes a skilled craftsman about one hour to create using approximately 120 meters of paper cord, whose impressive durability makes the chair strong and long lasting.
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Inspiration

The lightness and sculptural shape of the classic CH24 Wishbone Chair by Hans J. Wegner adds style and functionality to any space.

Hans J. Wegner

Designer
Among Danish furniture designers, Hans J. Wegner is considered one of the most creative, innovative and prolific. Often referred to as the master of the chair, Wegner designed more than 500 chairs in his lifetime – many of them considered masterpieces. He is probably best known for his iconic Wishbone Chair which has been in continuous production since 1950. The core of Wegner’s legacy is his focus on bringing the inner workings – the soul – of the furniture to the exterior, where the simplicity and functionality can be appreciated.
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Materials

Downloads

CH24 3D Drawings | ZIP
CH24 Revit files | ZIP
CH24 2D Drawings | ZIP

Danish design

Authentic experience

5 years warranty

When you choose a Carl Hansen & Søn product, you gain more than just a piece of furniture. You become part of a proud tradition of distinctive and beautiful craftsmanship, where nothing has been left to chance. The world’s largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner, we also produce works by renowned design masters such as Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen, Ole Wanscher, Kaare Klint, Poul Kjærholm, Mogens Koch, Bodil Kjær and Tadao Ando. Carl Hansen & Søn represents over 100 years of Danish design history and our furniture is sold all over the world.  

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