In celebration of one of the most recognized architects and furniture design of all time, Hans J. Wegner’s birthday today – he would have turned 103 – Carl Hansen & Søn have produced a very limited number of, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful chairs, the Wishbone Chair in an elm version. You have to hurry though; the limited, signed elm edition can ONLY be purchased today April 27, 2017.
Hans J. Wegner’s legendary Wishbone Chair represented a design breakthrough when it was unveiled in 1950. With its graphic, expressive design, the Wishbone Chair – perhaps more than any other – demonstrates Wegner’s innovative prowess and unique understanding of wood’s potential. Almost 70 years after the Wishbone Chair came into existence, it still imposes high expectations on Carl Hansen & Søn’s skilled craftsmen, 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.
Whether you do get your hands on one of the limited elm version or just crave owning one of the other versions, you’ll surely be inspired by the 9 ultra-handsome spaces below.