CH24 Wishbone Chair des Hans Wegner, 1950 - soaped oak (made by Carl Hansen & Son)


The Wishbone (Y) chair is an undisputed classic whose popularity has assured an uninterrupted production since Carl Hansen & Son began manufacture in 1950. 

The CH24 Wishbone Chair pictured here is made in soaped oak with a natural papercord seat. Many variations available to order; contact us or come and see us in store. 

Designed a year earlier, this beautifully sculptural chair is delicate yet defined, capable of complimenting both contemporary and traditional environments. Production options are plentiful; the steam-bent, solid wood frame and hand-woven paper cord seat are available in a variety of materials and finishes.


Height: 76 cm,  Width: 55 cm, Depth: 51 cm, Seat height: 45 cm

Made in Denmark. 

As with all the furniture on this site, we'd be delighted to take your order online but if you'd prefer to discuss things with a human being please come and see us in person / email / call 01274 531163

About Hans J Wegner

Among Danish furniture designers, Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) is considered one of the most creative, innovative and prolific. Often referred to as the master of the chair, Wegner created almost 500 in his lifetime – many of them considered masterpieces. His iconic Wishbone Chair is probably the most well-known and has been in continuous production since 1950.

Wegner was part of the spectacular generation that created what is today referred to as ‘the Golden Age’ of modern Danish design. “Many foreigners have asked me how we created the Danish style,” Wegner once said. “And I’ve answered that it was a continuous process of purification and of simplification – to cut down to the simplest possible design of four legs, a seat, and a combined back- and armrest.”

The son of a cobbler, Wegner was born in 1914 in Tønder, a town in southern Denmark. He began his apprenticeship with Danish master cabinetmaker H. F. Stahlberg when he was just 14 years old. Wegner died in Denmark in January 2007, aged 92. Today almost all of the world’s major design museums exhibit his work.