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Model CH24 Wishbone Chairs, pair, 1950s

Oak, Jute
28 1/2 × 21 × 21 in
72.4 × 53.3 × 53.3 cm
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St. Louis
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St. Louis
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In 1944, Danish designer Hans Wegner began a series of chairs that were inspired by portraits of …

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In 1944, Danish designer Hans Wegner began a series of chairs that were inspired by portraits of Danish merchants sitting in Ming Chairs. One of these was the Wishbone Chair, also known as the "Y" or "CH-24," which has been produced by the Danish firm Carl Hansen & Søn since 1950. Comprising a …

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Design/Decorative Art
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Carl Hansen & Son
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Annie Genovese, Forsyth 2019
Hans Jørgensen Wegner
Danish, 1914–2007
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Hans Wegner was a pioneer of Danish modern—a minimalist style of wood furniture—and one of Scandinavia’s most admired designers. Wegner trained as a cabinet maker before bringing the skills and techniques he acquired during his apprenticeship to furniture design. He worked predominantly with wood and other natural finishes, eschewing the industrial materials that largely defined modernism in the rest of Europe, and establishing the organic functionality that would become the hallmark of mid-century Scandinavian design. A prolific designer, Wegner created over three hundred chairs during his career and garnered international recognition for several of his designs. Chief among them was an armchair that earned a place in the Museum of Modern Art’s Low-Cost Furniture Design competition in 1948, and the Wishbone Chair (1950), whose clean construction and elegantly tapered lines embody the visual warmth and lightness that became associated with Wegner’s work.

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In 1944, Danish designer Hans Wegner began a series of chairs that were inspired by portraits of …

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In 1944, Danish designer Hans Wegner began a series of chairs that were inspired by portraits of Danish merchants sitting in Ming Chairs. One of these was the Wishbone Chair, also known as the "Y" or "CH-24," which has been produced by the Danish firm Carl Hansen & Søn since 1950. Comprising a …

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Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Manufacturer
Carl Hansen & Son
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Annie Genovese, Forsyth 2019
Hans Jørgensen Wegner
Danish, 1914–2007
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Hans Wegner was a pioneer of Danish modern—a minimalist style of wood furniture—and one of Scandinavia’s most admired designers. Wegner trained as a cabinet maker before bringing the skills and techniques he acquired during his apprenticeship to furniture design. He worked predominantly with wood and other natural finishes, eschewing the industrial materials that largely defined modernism in the rest of Europe, and establishing the organic functionality that would become the hallmark of mid-century Scandinavian design. A prolific designer, Wegner created over three hundred chairs during his career and garnered international recognition for several of his designs. Chief among them was an armchair that earned a place in the Museum of Modern Art’s Low-Cost Furniture Design competition in 1948, and the Wishbone Chair (1950), whose clean construction and elegantly tapered lines embody the visual warmth and lightness that became associated with Wegner’s work.

Model CH24 Wishbone Chairs, pair, 1950s

Oak, Jute
28 1/2 × 21 × 21 in
72.4 × 53.3 × 53.3 cm
Sold
location
St. Louis
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