A Closer Look At The Iconic Design Of The Wishbone Chair

Simple, clean and with a straightforward appearance, the Wishbone chair has been around for decades and represents perhaps the most celebrates design of Hans J. Wegner. He designed the chair in 1949 for Carl Hansen & Son. In 1950 the company began producing this beautiful piece of furniture and never stopped since.

Hansen, a trained cabinetmaker, opened his furniture workshop in 1908. in the early days, it produced bespoke furniture and then gradually began to produce smaller series of its most popular products. In 1915, he opened a factory.

The Wishbone chair has been in continuous production since 1950 and has been made with the same 14 parts which require more than 100 different steps and approximately three weeks of preparation. Today, modern technology is being used but in the early days it was all pretty much done by hand.

During the manufacturing process, the back and the legs are sanded in order to give them the curvature which makes this chair so beautiful and iconic. The Y part attached to the back of the chair is another defining feature. It’s made of strong laminated plywood and it fits into a groove in the back of the chair.

Originally, the chair wasn’t available in a wide variety of colors. Today, more than 150 unique combinations are available. You can choose from a lot of different shades and colors to find the one that perfectly suits your décor.

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