As you know I’m a huge fan of Carl Hansen & Son (see a previous post here) and I’m excited to tell you that a limited edition of the CH24 chair – aka the Wishbone Chair – will be available on the 27th April with the designer’s signature engraved to celebrate Hans J. Wegner’s 103rd birthday.
*screams* I want it!
It is made for the first time of oil-treated elm sourced from North American forests as elm is no longer prevalent in Danish or European forests. The North American wood variety has a very distinctive structure with visible grain and vivid colour interplay with a natural, woven paper cord seat and all chairs sold on April 27 will come engraved with Hans J. Wegner’s signature and date of birth. Honouring the designers high craftsmanship standards the engraving is made on the wood’s surface with a laser, reproducing the signature with a high degree of detail, discreetly located on the interior side of the chair’s frame.
Wegner designed the Wishbone Chair, known for its distinctive wishbone-shaped backrest in 1949 and production began the following year. The CH24 is Carl Hansen & Son’s best-selling design and still imposes high expectations on the skilled craftsmen and -women who must handle and assemble the chair’s 14 parts and hand-weave a seat made from 120 meters of paper cord before the finished chair can leave the factory.
A true beauty and how I wish I was a collector… #oneday *sighs*
MORE INFORMATION | The recommended retail price for the limited edition Wishbone Chair in oil-treated elm with a natural, woven paper cord seat is GBP 497 (excl. VAT).
To find your nearest Carl Hansen & Son dealer, call +45 6612 1404 or visit www.carlhansen.com