Wishbone Chair Birthday Special

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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!

Black Oak Wishbone Chair: Price Drop

Wishbone Chair: Price reductionFor 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:

  • Oak has clearly visible wood structures / grain under the paint
  • Beech has minimal structure under the paint

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Wishbone Chair iPad Wallpaper Images

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.

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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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What Kind of Oak is Used in the Wishbone Chair

Last month we got the following question on the “Ask About the Wishbone” page:

  • Paul – December 23, 2011 at 1:04 am

    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.

We hope that answers your question! For more information, visit Carl Hansen & Son.

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