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.

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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

Carl Hansen & Son


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