From now through March 18, Danish Design Store is holding a site-wide sale, which means you can get any finish or color of the Wishbone Chair for 15% Off!
We get loads of people asking about how to clean the paper cord seat of a Wishbone Chair. Hans J. Wegner chose to use paper cord because it is incredibly durable and has a wonderful natural look and feel.
But Wegner must not have planned on spilling any red wine or salad dressing … because unfortunately, they can easily stain the beautiful material. And even though Carl Hansen & Son treats the paper cord with a light wax to make it more resistant to discoloration and grease, stains can occur.
We wish there was a magic sauce or infomercial-ready soap to clean your Wishbone Chair, but we’re sad to say, there isn’t.
Carl Hansen & Son says to never use harsh soaps or cleaning liquids on the paper cord seat as they can damage the material. They contend that your best option is to act quickly: immediately after spilling, use a damp cloth to wipe off the stain as best you can.
Baltimore-based Modern Chair Restoration goes further:
Thanks to MCR for that great tip.
All this said, paper cord is notoriously stubborn when it comes to wine and oil. And for stains that are truly set-in, we’re afraid you might be SOL.
Maybe you can call it the Wishbone patina?
How to Clean Wishbone Paper Cord with Soap Flakes**
From Carl Hansen & Son
Have you had any luck cleaning your paper cord seat? Let us know below! We’d love to share your tips and suggestions.
** Requisite legalese: Follow at your own risk – We cannot be held liable for any damage to your Wishbone Chair (but let us know how it goes!)
For 2013, Carl Hansen & Son has reduced the price of the Black Oak Wishbone Chair from $849 to $599! This applies to the oak version only. (Black Beech: $855 / Black Ash: $990)
Difference between the painted black oak and the painted beech:
The Wishbone Chair Leather Seat Cover is now available from Danish Design Store. Carl Hansen and Son made this full-grain leather seat cover specifically for the Wishbone Chair, so you know it’ll look and feel perfect. It’s a great way to protect your investment.
The Wishbone Seat Cushion is available in seven colors of loke leather and costs $125.00.
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.
But it’s not just deep purple colors—the Energy Series also has an all-white Wishbone Chair available.
If you have an iPad and love the Wegner Wishbone Chair, download these ready-to-go Wishbone Chair iPad Wallpapers. These images are cropped to fit on the new iPad.
Download all 8 – Zip file:
Download the individual files by right clicking the link above the image and saving to your computer, then moving to your iPad
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