The Lab - working with CH24 Birthday Edition 2023
The CH24 Birthday Chair 2023 is made from oiled, FSC®-certified oak and natural paper cord. Paper cord has been an important part of Carl Hansen & Søn Søn’s DNA since Wegner made the first sketches for the Wishbone Chair in 1949. The chair is originally crafted with an envelope woven seat, but this special edition is woven in a double, ‘plain weave’ pattern, which requires a double amount of time to complete for a skilled weaver.
The inspiration for Birthday Edition arises from ‘THE LAB’ - the apprentice workshop of Carl Hansen & Søn, where 20 young aspiring cabinetmakers are trained and educated every year. The apprentices were commissioned to come up with a design idea for a new seat for the CH24 Wishbone Chair. The best proposal was tested, approved by Hans J. Wegners Tegnestue and further developed by skilled weave masters at Carl Hansen & Søn.