CH24 Wishbone Chair

Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn - 1949

The very first model Hans J. Wegner designed exclusively for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1949, the CH24 or Wishbone Chair, has been in continuous production since its introduction in 1950. With a form that is uniquely its own, the iconic CH24 Wishbone Chair by Hans J. Wegner holds a special place in the world of modern design. When designing the CH24, Wegner chose to combine the back- and armrest into a single piece. To give stability to the steam-bent top and ensure comfortable support, Wegner developed the characteristic Y-shaped back that the Wishbone Chair is named after. More than 100 steps are required to manufacture each Wishbone Chair, most of which are carried out by hand. The hand-woven seat alone takes a skilled craftsman about an hour to create, using approximately 120 meters of paper cord, the impressive durability, and stability of which make the chair both strong and long-lasting. The Wishbone Chair offers comfort and stability as well as satisfying aesthetic desires for a distinctive, elegant form. Over time, the Wishbone Chair has gained recognition as the ideal chair, capturing the essence of modern Danish design.

From $900


Solid ash, beech, oak, mahogany, teak or walnut wood. Finishes include soap, lacquer, oil, white oil, smoked oil or painted colour finish. Natural or black paper cord seat. Oak and ash have a clearly visible wood structure when painted. Oak and ash are available only in black (NCS S9000-N) with gloss 20. Beech has minimal structure when painted. Beech is available in all CHS colors with gloss 5 (soft). Leather cushion sold separately.


21.6" W x 20" D x 29.9" H, 17.8" Seat H