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CH24 Wishbone chair, 1949

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


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CH24 Wishbone dining chair 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.

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. The chair 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 a range of woods with a variety of finishes. Seat in natural, white or black paper-cord. Please refer to PDF downloads for finishes and maintenance advice.

Please note the following finish is available with a quick-ship lead time:
Soaped beech with natural paper cord - 2 weeks

55w x 51d x 45/76cmh

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CH24 Wishbone chair


Carl Hansen wood finishes

(PDF, 413 kB)

Carl Hansen history

(PDF, 425 kB)


Made-to-order: 7-8 weeks. Soaped beech with natural paper cord: Quick-ship 2 weeks.

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