Wednesday, September 2, 2009

make a wish: hans wegner wishbone chairs

so i first spotted this sleek piece of furniture in the sept.09 issue of food&wine magazine - just a tiny corner, a hint, a glimpse of the sophisticated wishbone chair. seems a few people around here already know about it since it was designed by the renowned danish furniture designer hans wegner - but if you are already enlightened try for a moment to return to that state of euphoria you felt when you first made this stunning discovery - aaahh see now you know how i am feeling - and i thought since it is such a stunning piece that you wouln't mind spending a little bit of your thursday morning with it - what a truly stunning piece this really is - it very well may be my first adult purchase, seriously im that head over heals for it!
its almost hard to believe that these chairs were designed around 60 years ago!! having grown up on the east coast they remind me of a much much much cooler hitchcock chair - do you see the similarity that i see??
what i like about the hitchcock chair is its clean lines, woven seat and dark frame - and its also what attracts me most to the wishbone chairs - they have that farmhouse feel only a super super chic farmhouse feel- simple, clean lined with an air of aristocracy but also a humbleness to them in that woven seat - again a modern take on a classic - and a way to bring freshness into the farmhouse - to lighten up that traditional rustic heaviness a bit and give it some elegance with out being fussy or overly complicated the above and below images capture this attraction nicely.

as seen on the citysage - for more images of these chairs look here

here i love the way the white table and natural color of the chair give this a cottage feel - again the versitlity or chamelion like quality of these chairs to go from rustic farm house to formal town house with ease and above all sophistication is astounding - a new love to obsess over - ive already begun scouring craigslist in any city i have a friend and eby - let the games begin!


  1. Wegner's wishbone chairs, specially the blond ones, are like sculpture. I first saw them in one of my favorite design books, Scandinavian Country, by Magnus Englund & Chrystina Schmidt. You'd need at least two of them, eh? They look specially appealing in the citysage photo...maybe it's the butterflys.

    I'd love to try sitting in one...'wondered if the top bentwood bar would jab one's back or if it flattened a bit, to conform?

    I love your website, by the way...not quite sure how I found you, altho it's very clever how my bookmark bar registers a (1) when you've posted.
    Ta, Carol

  2. Thanks Carol -
    so glad you like the site! its nice to be able to share things i love so much with others! Im also going to check out that design book you mentioned - Scandinavian Country, sounds like it would be a good one.

    i have sat in them and they are very comfy!


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