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Limited edition CH24 Wishbone chair - Ancient Oak

By Carl Hansen


  • Description

    Carl Hansen & Søn presents a unique edition of Hans J. Wegner’s legendary Wishbone Chair in celebration of the designer’s 104th birthday on April 2, 2018. The chair is crafted from oak that has been specially treated to recreate the distinctively warm, dark-brown colour of thousand-year-old bog oak.

    As this oak is extremely rare, Carl Hansen & Søn employed modern processing and natural dyeing techniques to recreate its special qualities and develop the new Ancient Oak variant. Over several weeks of treatment, new oak has been transformed
    inside and out, taking on the signature warm, rich and dark brown hue of its thousand-year-old counterpart.

    This is the first time that Carl Hansen & Søn is presenting Hans J. Wegner’s Wishbone Chair in Ancient Oak. The special birthday edition adds another chapter to the story of this iconic chair, which has been in continuous production at Carl Hansen & Søn since 1950. The chair is fitted with a brass plate engraved with Wegner’s signature and will be delivered with a certificate of authenticity.

    Only limited stock available.

  • Technical Info

    W:55 x D:51 x H:76cm (Seat height: 45cm)

    Materials: dark-brown colour of thousand-year-old bog oak (stained), natural paper cord

  • Designer
    Hans J. Wegner

    Hans J Wegner (1914-2007) trained as a cabinet-maker before attending the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts, where he later lectured from 1946 to 1953. From 1938 to 1942, he worked as a furniture designer in Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller«s architectural practice. In 1943, he set up his own office in Gentofte and collaborated with Børge Mogensen in the design of an apartment shown at the 1946 Cabinetmakers Exhibition in Copenhagen. Throughout his long career, he has designed furniture extensively for Johannes Hansen and Fritz Hansen. The Royal Society of Arts, London, made him an Honorary Royal Designers for Industry in 1959.

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  • Delivery

    12-14 weeks (approximate, based on demand)
    Made to order item

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