Hans J. Wegner´s “Y Chair” (1950) by Carl Hansen & Son
Published on June 21, 2013
Hans J. Wegner is widely considered to be one of the leading figures in 20th century furniture design – and a driving force in the “Danish Modern” movement that changed the way people looked at furniture in the 1950s and 1960s.
The Wishbone Chair, Hans J. Wegner, 1950. Inspired by classical portraits of Danish merchants sitting in Ming chairs, Wegner created a series of chairs that helped establish Denmark as an international leader of modern design. The Wishbone Chair is considered to be his most successful design. Also known as the Y Chair, the Wishbone has been produced in large volumes for over fifty years by the original manufacturer, Carl Hansen & Son.
The Wishbone Chair, remains true to Hans J. Wegner’s 1949 drawings, and feels as modern today as it did half a century ago.
The Wishbone Chair was the first of Wegner’s chairs for Carl Hansen & Son, debuting in 1949. The Wishbone Chair remains a classic to this day. This Wishbone Chair features the CH24 in various types of wood / finishes. All wood used in the Wegner Wishbone Chair by Carl Hansen & Son is sustainably sourced from Danish and North America (for cherry and walnut) sawmills.
All wood Wishbone Chairs are available with either a natural or black paper cord seat.
Danish Design Store is an Authorized Dealer for the Carl Hansen & Son Collection. All products are licensed and manufactured in Denmark.
Manufactured under license in Denmark by Carl Hansen & Son.
Dimensions (in): 29 h | 20 d | 22 w | seat: 17 h