The light, sculptural Wishbone Chair was exactly what was needed during a time of heavier forms that were popular in the 1950s. Using the best natural materials, the sculptural Wishbone is made to last for generations and offers outstanding comfort.Materials & Features:
- Solid ash wood with Natural Ash, Walnut Stain, Black Stain, or White Stain finish
- Seat hand woven seat with durable paper cord
- Wood treatment: Eco oil-based stain
- All upholstery materials and fill content are non-toxic and fire-resistant
- Please note that wood is a natural material that exhibits variations in grain, texture, and color. Finished wood products will vary from piece to piece.
Hans Jorgensen Wegner, (April 2, 1914 - January 26, 2007), 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 an 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.
Wegner worked for some time for Arne Jacobsen, a successful Danish designer. Wegner was in charge of the furniture in the Aarhus Municipal Hall, which Jacobsen designed. After some years under Jacobsen, Wegner started his own company. Along with fellow architect Brge Mogensen, he designed furniture for FDB (a Danish chain of grocery stores), spearheaded by Erik Kold" who founded an organization of Danish furniture makers that launched Danish design abroad.
In his later years Wegner became more attached to PP Mobler (which produces many of the pieces originally designed for Johannes Hansen) and for whom he designed several chairs late in his life. He remained active throughout his life. An example of his later work is the "Hoop Chair", originally designed in 1965 with a steel tube base and finally put into production made entirely in wood in 1985 (for PP Mobler). Wegner retired from public life only in the last decade of his life.