It is often the simplest designs that have the potential to become classics. Such is true of Hans J. Wegner’s Wishbone Chair, a light, organic design with a distinctive Y-shaped back that remains true to its original 1949 drawings. Since 1950, it has been in continuous production by Carl Hansen & Son and is considered to be the Danish furniture designer’s most celebrated work.
Despite its clean lines and simplistic design, the chair is a triumph of craftsmanship, requiring more than 100 steps to make one chair. The hand-woven seat consists of more than 120 meters of paper cord, and the frame is available in several varieties of wood and colors, from bold greens to soothing creams.
Watch the making of video of Wishbone Chair.