A Closer Look At The Iconic Design Of The Wishbone Chair

Simple, clean and with a straightforward appearance, the Wishbone chair has been around for decades and represents perhaps the most celebrates design of Hans J. Wegner. He designed the chair in 1949 for Carl Hansen & Son. In 1950 the company began producing this beautiful piece of furniture and never stopped since.

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Hansen, a trained cabinetmaker, opened his furniture workshop in 1908. in the early days, it produced bespoke furniture and then gradually began to produce smaller series of its most popular products. In 1915, he opened a factory.

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The Wishbone chair has been in continuous production since 1950 and has been made with the same 14 parts which require more than 100 different steps and approximately three weeks of preparation. Today, modern technology is being used but in the early days it was all pretty much done by hand.

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During the manufacturing process, the back and the legs are sanded in order to give them the curvature which makes this chair so beautiful and iconic. The Y part attached to the back of the chair is another defining feature. It’s made of strong laminated plywood and it fits into a groove in the back of the chair.

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Once the pieces are attached to one another, the whole structure is hand-sanded. After that, one of the final processes is weaving. Each hand-woven seat is made of more than 12 meters of paper cord.

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The design of the chair hasn’t changed since it was first conceived. It has remained the same, just as elegant, simple and beautiful as ever.

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Originally, the chair wasn’t available in a wide variety of colors. Today, more than 150 unique combinations are available. You can choose from a lot of different shades and colors to find the one that perfectly suits your décor.

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Because the chair has such a simple and timeless design, it can be integrated in a variety of spaces, designs and decors.{found on jhinteriordesign}.

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And because there are so many different colors available, a lot of interior design possibilities exist. The natural wood finish is one of them.{found on mattgibson}.

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A lot of color combination are also available. You can play with two or more colors and even combine several to get a unique look for your dining area.

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Apart from being stylish, the Wishbone chair is also comfortable thanks to the hand-woven seat made of paper cord that has a durability of over 50 years.{found on stephenturvilarchitects}.

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Although the chair was originally designed back in 1949, it’s still very beautiful today and is often used in modern and contemporary designs because of its simple and straight-forward look.{found on smartdesignstudio}.

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Match the dining chairs to your open kitchen or to other elements in the room and find ways to make them integrate naturally into the home.

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Of course, you can also use to create contrasts. For example, the black frame and light-colored seat is a bold yet elegant combination of colors.{found on studioduggan}.

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The Wishbone chairs are versatile enough to also be used in outdoor dining areas. They look just as classy and stylish whenever you put them.{found on roseandpartners}.

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Each of the chairs can feature a different color and you can choose to make the dining table the center of attention. It would be a cheerful and dynamic statement.{found on fkarchitects}.

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Another interesting possibility is to let the chairs feature an array of tones of the same color. Combine darker and lighter shades to create a more dynamic décor but keep the color palette relatively simple.

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This is a lovely example of how Wishbone chairs featuring different shades of purple and white are arranged around a wood table and complement the modern wall decor.{found on nexusdesigns}.

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If you wish to add a bit of interesting to a simple and neutral space, try red dining chairs. The design of the Wishbone chair is perfect, being so simple, clean and versatile.