Wishbone Chairs

In 1944, inspired by Chinese chairs from the Ming Dynasty, Danish furniture designer Hans J. Wegner designed the Wishbone Chair, his most successful design of all time. To this day, the Carl Hansen & Son factory continues to produce the chair with it’s iconic Y shaped wooden back and frame and hand woven paper cord seating. Did you know it takes 400 feet of paper cord to construct the seat, which is meant to last at least 50 years of wear? I’m crushing hard on these timeless chairs – especially the ones with the natural wood frames.

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Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn Wishbone Chair $600; other versions available here:

(images via Coco Lapine Design, Cheetah Is The New Black, In/Out, Hannah Blackmore, Architectural Digest, The Glitter Guide, Another Ballroom, Home Life, Planete Deco, The Grace Tales, Lonny Magazine, Nina Holst, Adore Magazine, Design Sponge)

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12 Comments

  1. WTF ladies
    love this post. I’ve always adored these chairs and I love all the photos you’ve sourced.

    5.10.16
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  2. Deirdre wrote:

    Where did you find th 7th photo from the top? Because those aren’t wishbone chairs, but they’re gorgeous nonetheless!

    5.10.16
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  3. Deirdre wrote:

    @Erica Thank you! 🙂

    5.10.16
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  4. Lina wrote:

    Unfortunately they aren’t very comfortable. I had a massive crush too – until I tried them out…

    5.10.16
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  5. Michelle wrote:

    The chairs look wonderful, I especially like the black ones. But I fear that they aren’t very comfortable…
    https://www.makeandmess.com/

    5.10.16
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  6. yogita singh wrote:

    @Michelle – I have the black wishbone chairs and I replaced my very comfortable leather seat and ratan back pottery barn dining chairs with these so I felt the difference. The back is not comfortable when you lean back. So not very comfortable but not too uncomfortable either. But I love the look and the small profile which makes my area look more spacious.

    7.14.16
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  7. Hanna wrote:

    Hi. Love the table in Picture 6. Can you please tell me where you find the photo. Thanks

    1.24.17
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    2.23.17
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