CH24 Hans J. Wegner & Ilse Crawford Soft Clay Special Edition
To celebrate more than 70 years of collaboration between Carl Hansen & Søn and Hans J. Wegner, designer Ilse Crawford reinterprets the CH24 Wishbone Chair in a palette of nine soft yet complex colors. Each water-based hue takes its inspiration from nature and the expressionist works of Per Kirkeby, one of Denmark’s most significant painters.
As a driving force behind 'Danish Modern', Hans J. Wegner helped change the general public's view of furniture in the 1950s and 1960s. His passion for designing chairs, more than 500 of them, is recognized worldwide and reflected in his title 'the Master of the Chair'. He is famous for integrating perfectly executed joints with exquisite shapes and combining them with a constant curiosity for materials and deep respect for wood and its natural characteristics. His designs furnish minimalism with organic and natural softness. Hans J. Wegner was born in 1914 in Tønder in Southern Denmark, the son of a shoemaker. At the age of 17, he completed his apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker in the workshop of H. F. Stahlberg where his first designs saw the light of day. At the age of twenty he moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, to attend the School of Arts and Crafts, where he studied from 1936-1938 before embarking on a career as an architect.