On Tuesday, April 2, 2014, Hans J. Wegner would have celebrated his 100th birthday. To (literally) mark the occasion, Carl Hansen & Son is celebrating Hans J. Wegner’s 100th birthday: when you order any Wegner Wishbone Chair from Danish Design Store, your chair will feature his signature and birth date on its underside.
Carl Hansen & Son laser-cut the engraving into the wood’s surface, reproducing the signature with a high degree of detail in keeping with Wegner’s high standards of craftsmanship.
This opportunity happens one day only: on April 2, 2014, so mark your calendar and come back to Danish Design Store to own a piece of history!
As we mentioned with the Energy Series, in 2009, Carl Hansen & Son celebrated the Wishbone Chair’s 60th anniversary with myriad colors. The CH24 Citrus Series follows along with the bold and beautiful theme.
As you might expect, the Citrus Series features colors in a green pantone: citrus, sea green, green, and citrus grey.
Makes us want to take a seat and drink a lime-ade or something.
A few years ago, Carl Hansen & Son celebrated the Wishbone Chair’s 60th anniversary with a palette of new colors. Still available and in production, the Energy Series Wishbone Chair feature soothing lavender, lilac and aubergine lacquered wood and a white papercord seat.
What type of oak (English, American Red etc.) is used in the Wishbone chair?
It’s a great question, and one that we’re happy to answer.
Carl Hansen & Son purchases all its wood from responsible sawmills, almost all of which are in Denmark. Carl Hansen uses only new wood−never recycled−and have long-standing relationships with all of its suppliers.
As for the oak used for the Wishbone Chair, Carl Hansen supplies almost all of its oak from Danish forests, which are managed according to the Danish Forest Act (latest edition 2004). This law promotes sustainable forestry incorporating ecological, social and economic considerations. The law also stipulates that indigenous wood supplies must not only be sustainable, but, by law, also increase in a managed way. A small portion of our hardwoods is sourced from other European countries, from suppliers who adhere to Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) guidelines.