Hans Wegner's Iconic Wishbone Chair in Color

Hans Wegner's Iconic Wishbone Chair in Color

Jess Watson
Feb 17, 2010

Last week, we featured the release of Arne Jacobsen's AJ Lamp in a rainbow of colors. This week, we just learned of another Danish design classic being released in new hues. For the Wishbone Chair's 60th anniversary, 12 new colors of the chair will be released starting with these four lovely shades of blue.

We have been long admirers of the chair's design and craftsmanship and now we can add the color of the chair to that list. Thanks to the collaboration between Wegner and Carl Hansen & Son, we can be sure that Wegner's legacy of quality will continue.

The cooperation between Carl Hansen & Son and Hans J. Wegner began in 1949. Wegner, who trained as a master cabinetmaker before he became a designer, worked closely with Holger Hansen and his team of craftsmen to find a way to bring Wegner's daring designs into series production. The first models, including "The Wishbone Chair", were introduced in 1950.

Since then Carl Hansen & Son have crafted a wide range of other Wegner chairs and tables. Many of these have achieved status of as collectors' items and design icons in their own right.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of this iconic chair by Danish furniture designer Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Son will be releasing 12 new colors starting with four in the blue palette followed by four green hues in May and another palette in October. Chairs will be available for $930 each.

(Image credits: Carl Hansen & Son)

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