A wish: the Wishbone Chair

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^^ CH24 WISHBONE CHAIR 
MANUFACTURER_ Carl Hansen & Son
DESIGNER_ Hans J. Wegner, 1949
MATERIALS_ solid hardwood (ash, beech, oak, cherry or walnut) and paper cord

The Wishbone Chair or Y-Chair is my very favorite. An exquisite piece of furniture, simple and sophisticated at the same time. The chair is available in a great variety of colors and finishes but the most beautiful is, in my opinion, the soaped oak shown in the picture above.

Together with the Wishbone Chair, Hans J. Wegner made other beautiful chair designs such as the CH29 and the CH20:

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^^ CH29 THE SAW BUCK CHAIR
MANUFACTURER_ Carl Hansen & Son
DESIGNER_ Hans J. Wegner, 1952
MATERIALS_ solid hardwood, hardwood laminate and cold foam. Upholstered in fabric or leather.

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^^ CH20 CHAIR
MANUFACTURER_ Carl Hansen & Son
DESIGNER_ Hans J. Wegner, 1956
MATERIALS_ solid hardwood, hardwood laminate and cold foam. Upholstered in fabric or leather.

In the 50’s, only one prototype was made due to the extraordinary complexity of the manufacturing. It was only in 2005 that the design could be produced industrially.

Today, 60 years after these designs, they still have a real clout over other designers. Here you have some XXI century chairs as a proof:

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^^ LIGHTWOOD CHAIR
MANUFACTURER_ Maruni
DESIGNER_ Jasper Morrison, 2011
MATERIALS_ solid hardwood, hardwood laminate and cold foam. Upholstered in fabric or leather.

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^^ HIROSHIMA CHAIR
MANUFACTURER_ Maruni
DESIGNER_ Naoto Fukasawa, 2010
MATERIALS_ solid hardwood (beech, oak or walnut)

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^^ BAC CHAIR
MANUFACTURER_ Capellini
DESIGNER_ Jasper Morrison, 2009
MATERIALS_ solid Ashwood and plywood

Neva

^^ NEVA CHAIR
MANUFACTURER_ Artisan
DESIGNER_  Ruđer Novak-Mikulić, Marija Ružić, 2013
MATERIALS_ hardwood (oak, cherry, maple, pear, elm or walnut), leather or fabric upholstery

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^^ MONZA CHAIR
MANUFACTURER_ Plank
DESIGNER_  Konstantin Grcic, 2009
MATERIALS_ ash wooden structure with backrest in polypropylene

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