One of the very first models Hans J. Wegner designed especially for Carl Hansen & Son in 1949. Produced for the first time in 1950 and has been produced continuously ever since.
As Hans J. Wegner’s most popular chair for Carl Hansen & Son, the Wishbone Chair enjoys worldwide recognition.
The Wishbone is an excellent example of Hans J. Wegner’s constant strive towards achieving organic simplicity, comfort and stability in his designs. The last of a series of chairs Hans J. Wegner designed with great inspiration from ancient Chinese armchairs.
The characteristic “Y” provides comfortable back support and stability to the steam-bent top, and also inspires the chair’s names, “The Y-Chair” or “The Wishbone Chair”.
The gently rounded top, the light Y-construction and the hand woven paper cord seat offers a variety of comfortable seating positions making the Wishbone ideal as a dining or a lounge chair.
The Wishbone is both very stable and a very light chair making it easy to move around the room enabling great flexibility.
It takes a skilled craftsman about 1 hour to weave the seat with approximately 120 m of paper cord. The impressive durability of the paper cord makes the chair strong and long-lasting.
It takes more than 100 manual operations to manufacture each Wishbone.
It is made from solid hardwood and paper cord.