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CH24 Wishbone chair - Elm, 1949

Designed by Hans Wegner
Manufactured by Carl Hansen & Son
Product code: CHS-CH24


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CH24 Wishbone dining chair - Elm special edition by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son.

The CH24 chair was designed in 1949 and has been in continuous production since 1950, making it one of the most immediately recognisable and widely loved designs of the twentieth century.

In 2017 Carl Hansen are marking Han J Wegner's birthday by releasing a limited edition of the CH24 in elm wood. This is the first time that this remarkable chair has been produced in this distinctively toned and beautifully grained wood.

The chair frame is engraved with Wegner's signature and date of birth.

Please note: the special edition CH24 in elm is available for a limited period only, and must be ordered by 27th April 2017 in order to take advantage of this exceptional opportunity. Please enquire for further details. 

A set of six special edition elm CH24 Wishbone chairs are now available to view in our River Street showroom. 

The CH24 was the first chair Wegner designed for Carl Hansen & Son. Popularly known as the 'wishbone chair' or 'Y' chair because of the signature steam-moulded Y-shaped back which provides support and stability, the CH24 is constructed using more than 100 separate production stages.

Each chair's seat is handwoven using 120 metres of paper-cord, durable enough to last up to 50 years. The Wishbone chair is an excellent example of Wegner’s constant striving towards organic simplicity to create sculptural beauty, comfort and outstanding stability.

Frame in solid oiled elm, seat woven in natural paper cord.

55w x 51d x 45/75cmh

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