Starting with the introductions, back in 1944, Danish designer Hans Wegner started a series of modern chairs that itself was inspired by portraits of some Danish merchants who were sitting in Ming Chairs. Now among this chair, one particular was the “Wishbone Chair”. The light and sculptural chair when it was first introduced was widely praised all over. It proved to be a challenging chair thanks to its steam bend solid wood frame which needs perfection of crafts.
Also, it also demands a deep knowledge of wood materials. Well, this light and sculptural thingy proved to be a hit, and it carries on with its tradition still today. Yes Wishbone Chairs are even today hand woven from the paper cord, this is a durable material that was introduced back in World War 2. This material was found as a substitution for jute.
By using only the best materials in the market, the Wishbone Chairs are made to last for decades. Going to the basics of how these chairs are made, it all starts with a beech frame which is coloured with lacquer finish, the oak frame is usually coloured with black lacquer or along with oil finish, not to mention, it also comes with walnut frame that has a clear lacquer finish, paper cord seat and even an optional semi-aniline seat pad.
These chairs best go as dining chairs or as side chairs. Thanks to their simplicity and boldness, these are considered one of the best choices when it comes to modern furniture. These come in a vast variety of colors and variations. Not to mention, Wishbone Chairs make an excellent choice for bars and outdoor sittings. Considering all that have been said about these, following we are providing you some clever ideas of how you can implement these beauties in your décor.
Hans Jørgensen Wegner was a world renowned Danish furniture designer. His high quality and thoughtful work, along with a concerted effort from several of his manufacturers, contributed to the international popularity of mid-century Danish design. His style is often described as Organic Functionality, a modernist school with emphasis on functionality. This school of thought arose primarily in Scandinavian countries with contributions by Poul Henningsen, Alvar Aalto, and Arne Jacobsen. In his lifetime he designed over 500 different chairs, over 100 of which were put into mass production and many of which have become recognizable design icons. We share some pictures of Wishbone chairs design by famous danish designer hans J. wegner.
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Famous Personality Who use Wishbone Chairs
John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon in The Chair at the legendary televised debates during the presidential election in 1960.
Prime Minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen in PP 503 in his office during a television interview in connection with the EU summit in Copenhagen regarding the expansion of the EU towards Eastern Europe.
US President Barack Obama settles a nuclear arsenal reduction agreement with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev during a bilateral meeting at the Bella Center in Copenhagen on December 18, 2009 on the sidelines of the 12th day of the COP15 UN Climate Change Conference.