Carl Hansen & Søn



APRIL 2018: Carl Hansen & Søn is celebrating Hans J. Wegner's 104th birthday on April 2 with a special edition of his iconic Wishbone Chair in Ancient Oak, available only on April 2-3, 2018.


Design enthusiasts will now have the opportunity to acquire a unique edition of Hans J. Wegner's elegant Wishbone Chair as Carl Hansen & Søn is offering the coveted design in Ancient Oak to commemorate the designer's 104th birthday. The special birthday edition is crafted in oil-treated Ancient Oak  - oak that has been specially treated to recreate the strength, warmth and dark-brown color of its thousand-year-old bog oak counterpart.

Wegner's legendary Wishbone Chair represented a design breakthrough when it was first launched in 1950. With its graphical expression, advanced elements and complex construction an icon was born. Consisting of 14 parts the chair still requires high demands for the craftsmen who handle the collecting of the chair, as well as the hand-woven seat of 120 meters of paper cord.

The limited-edition comes with a certificate of authenticity as well as a brass plate engraved with Hans J. Wegner's signature and date of birth - discreetly placed on the inside of the chair's frame. The engraving reproduces Wegner's signature with a high degree of detail, paying respect to the master designer's own high craftsmanship standards.

The unique birthday edition of the Wishbone Chair in Ancient Oak will only be available for purchase on April 2-3, 2018.

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