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CH24 Wishbone Chair | Hans J. Wegner & Ilse Crawford

Hans J. Wegner’s Wishbone Chair Gets A Modern Makeover By Ilse Crawford

Crawford introduces nine soft yet complex colors, adding a modern touch to the classic design.

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The CH24 Wishbone Chair, a masterpiece by Danish designer Hans J. Wegner, gets a modern reinterpretation by Ilse Crawford to celebrate over 70 years of collaboration between Carl Hansen & Søn and Wegner. Recognized as one of the most creative and innovative Danish furniture designers, Wegner’s Wishbone Chair has symbolized elegance and functionality since its introduction in 1950. The CH24, with its distinctive Y-shaped back and seamless blend of back and armrests, has remained a timeless piece, showcasing Wegner’s ability to reveal the inner soul of furniture through a simple, functional exterior.

Ilse Crawford’s reimagining of this iconic chair introduces a palette of nine soft, complex colors, reflecting contemporary tastes while maintaining the chair’s classic essence. Her innate sense of color and space perfectly complements Wegner’s design philosophy, creating a collector’s item that feels both modern and timeless. 

The carefully selected translucent, non-toxic, water-based paints add depth and complexity, highlighting the wood grain’s natural beauty and enhancing the Wishbone Chair’s familiar shape. Each hue in this special edition is curated to create an inviting atmosphere, making the chair a piece of furniture and a statement of style and heritage.

This collaboration between Crawford and Carl Hansen & Søn ensures that the Wishbone Chair remains a centerpiece in modern interiors, blending seamlessly with contemporary aesthetics while honoring its rich history. For those looking to add a touch of Danish elegance to their living spaces, the CH24 Wishbone Chair, in its new color palette, is an unparalleled choice.

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