The Wishbone Chair by Hans Wegner

Hans J. Wegner designed the Wishbone Chair in 1949 especially for Carl Hansen & Søn. It was produced for the first time in 1950 and has been produced continuously ever since. The Wishbone Chair is an excellent example of Hans J. Wegner’s constant strive towards achieving organic simplicity, comfort and stability in his designs. There are reasons why we do what we do at Noden and we hope you enjoy this video.

Hans J. Wegner is the undisputed master of Danish chair design. Wegner has designed countless chairs, many of which—such as the Hans Wegner Wishbone Chair, Wegner Wing Chair and Wegner CH07 Shell Chair—are internationally recognized classics. Hans Wegner’s furniture unites form and function; in every design, he places the highest demands on comfort and ergonomics. To Wegner, a chair isn’t just a piece of furniture, but a work of art made to support the human form. 

With a background as a skilled cabinet maker, Hans Wegner has a fondness for integrating wood into his chairs, and he has a special talent for using the characteristics of the material to create surprising, sculptural lines. The Danish word for design is “formgivning”, which translated literally means “giving shape”. When you see Hans J. Wegner’s furniture, you begin to understand the true meaning of the word.

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