The Wishbone Chair

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Wegner’s Wishbone Chair has always been one of my favorite chairs and is perhaps the designers most celebrated work with the y-shaped back. When Martin and I take off to his parents beach house in Løkken, North Jutland, we enjoy eating our dinner by a large Wegner table and six beautiful Wishbone chairs that through the years has got a fine patina. Despite the chair’s straightforward appearance it takes more than 100 steps to make one. Amongst other things, the hand-woven seat consists of more than 120 meters of paper cord. So I believe it is worth celebrating the chairs 100 years birthday this April. As a tribute, Carl Hansen & Søn offers everyone that buys the chair on April 2 to get Wegners signature engraved into the wood.

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Wegners y-stol har altid været blandt mine favoritter og nok også et af Wegners mest anerkendte designs med den y-formede ryg. Når Martin og jeg tager i hans forældres sommerhus i Løkken spiser vi altid ved et stort Wegner spisebord med seks smukke y-stole, der med tiden har fået fin patina. På trods af det enkle design er der faktisk 100 steps i produktionen af stolene, bl.a. fordi det håndlavede sæde består af 120 meter snor. Derfor synes jeg, at det er på sin plads, at vi fejrer stolens 100 års fødselsdag næste måned, hvor Carl Hansen & Søn tilbyder alle, der køber en y-stol den 2. april at få Wegners signatur indgraveret diskret i stellet.

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