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The Wishbone Chair: Danish Design’s Iconic Spin On Ming Chair

One of the most iconic and timeless chairs from the Danish design industry has Asian roots, making it a stellar example of east-meets-west genre. And now you can get 6 for the price of 5, only from Xtra.

BY Indesignlive

22 March, 2018

They are part of the permanent collection of prestigious museums around the world, but they are also readily available from reputable retailers. Very few design objects have been in production and remained a bestseller since the year 1950. It is a very exclusive club populated by some of the world’s most timelessly iconic products, each has its own special place in history. One of them is the CH24 chair designed by legendary Danish designer Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn.

Nicknamed the Wishbone Chair for the Y-shaped structure that connects the chair’s seat to its curving top rail, CH24 was designed in 1949, went into production the following year, and has been the brand’s bestselling product of all time. And it is all thanks to Asia, or more specifically: China’s traditional Ming dynasty chair.

The CH24 chair was one in a series of chairs by Wegner inspired by portraits of Danish merchants sitting in Ming Dynasty chairs. A stellar and thoughtful example of the east-meets-west genre, the chair marries the Asian typology with Wegner’s organic and distinctly Scandinavian simplicity.

The CH24 chair adopts the traditional chair’s structure by combining the top rail with the arms, articulated with one continuous part made of steam-bent wood. There are over 100 manual steps involved in the chair’s making process. The chair’s structure is made of solid wood while its seat woven paper cord– approximately 120 metres of it is required to finish one chair.

Lightweight and long-lasting, the CH24 is suitable as both a dining chair and a lounge chair. And if you have been dreaming of complementing your dining table with a set of CH24 chairs, now is a good time to go to Xtra.

For a limited time only, Xtra is offering six CH24 Wishbone Chairs for the price of five.

Head to Xtra Marina Square for a viewing or drop the Xtra team an email using the form below!


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