The chair master
Hans J Wegner, the chair master.
Light, attractive, comfortable, functional… this is how the Wishbone chair created by Hans J. Wegner in 1950 is valued throughout the world. And why are we talking about this chair?
We have seen this chair in many decorations, and this model has become a reference in the interior design sector worldwide.
The manufacturing process is 100% handmade since its creation. Although there are infinite versions and models, the best known is the one made with solid beech wood. Over time, other materials such as walnut or oak have been worked on.
This decorative and functional element consists of 14 pieces, and it takes up to 100 processes (mostly manual) for its complete manufacture. This implementation and fitting of pieces represent up to 3 weeks of intense work.
The seat of the chair has a peculiarity, and that is that it is built with 120 meters of rope, and you may ask yourselves: why was rope used? We are talking about 1950 and the time of World War II. The rope was a very economical material and very durable in time, so the Wishbone chair has (in its origin) this seat made of rope, although it is true that you can find this same model with more up-to-date materials