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Limited Edition Wishbone Chairs To Celebrate Carl Hansen & Søn’s 110th Anniversary

Celebrating its 110th anniversary this year, Danish heritage furniture brand Carl Hansen & Søn has released eight new, nature-inspired colour variants of Hans J. Wegner’s iconic CH24 Wishbone chair.

BY Asih Jenie

9 November, 2018

Designed by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1950, the CH24 Wishbone Chair holds a special place in the history of modern design.

Inspired by portraits of Danish merchants sitting in Chinese Ming chairs, Wegner combined the chair’s top rails and arms into a single piece and stabilised the structure with a Y-shaped back that earned CH24 its famous nickname. 

There are more than 100 steps required to manufacture one CH24 chair, with most carried out by hand. The envelope-woven seat alone takes a craftsman about one hour to create using approximately 120 meters of paper cord. 

With its irresistible blend of Eastern root and rigorous Danish craftsmanship, and the chair’s superb comfort and versatility, it is no wonder that many considered the C24 Wishbone Chair as the perfect embodiment of a modern chair. 

This year, celebrating its 110th anniversary on 28 October 2018, Carl Hansen & Søn has introduced eight new colour variants of the CH24 Wishbone Chair.


Each colour is inspired by nature and paired with the signature paper cord seat in natural finish, making them suitable both as an accent in against light-coloured background, or to add richness to a darker interior palette. 

Looking to add cool colours to the palette? Channel the tranquillity of the sky with the Midnight Blue, the mystery of the ocean with Navy Blue, or the peace of the woods with Forest Green and Deep Olive. 

Fans of earth tones and warm colours will be delighted with terracotta-inspired Russet Red or the rich Deep Burgundy. And for those looking for pastel tones, sand-inspired Oyster Grey and pink-toned Rosy Blush will do you a great service. 

Find these eight new colours in Singapore from Xtra. Available for a limited time only!

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