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Carl Hansen & Son

CH24 Childrens Wishbone Chair

$1,100.00

In celebration of Hans J. Wegner’s 110th birthday on April 2nd, 2024, Carl Hansen & Søn proudly presents the first edition of his iconic CH24 Wishbone Chair for children after many years on the drawing board. Designed in 1949, the CH24 Wishbone Chair is now available in a version suitable for children from the age of three. Although smaller, the chair is no less complex to craft as the downscaling was particularly challenging. The individual components cannot simply be downscaled by the same ratio; each component requires its own precise dimensions to retain the chair’s original expression while balancing proportions to achieve the perfect result.

The Wishbone Chair’s back and armrests are made from a single piece of wood. To stabilize the steam-bent back and maximize its comfort, Wegner developed the characteristic wishbone-shaped back for which the chair is named. For the seat, Wegner chose paper cord weaving, a choice necessitated by the post-war shortage of the materials traditionally used to make chair seats, such as leather, textile, and wood. After working with paper cord for several years, he became so fond of its appearance and qualities that what was originally an improvised solution became his preferred choice.

Like the original, the CH24 Children’s Wishbone Chair is made up of fourteen components, taking more than a hundred production steps to craft and assemble each chair, most of which are done by hand. The seat is woven in the envelope pattern using 75 metres of paper cord. The diameter of the paper cord is also scaled down to achieve a lighter expression that matches the chair’s smaller dimensions. It takes an experienced craftsman one hour to weave the seat by hand, and all the processes are carried out at Carl Hansen & Søn’s factory In Gelsted, Denmark. Available in FSCTM-certified oak with oil.

The chair fulfils safety requirements and test methods (EN 17191:2021) for children’s furniture and seating for children.

Dimensions
15" w x 20.1" h 
Seat height 11.7"

Materials
Oiled oak and paper cord 

Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of all products in-stock at Carl Hansen US warehouse.

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