CARL HANSEN & SON CELEBRATES WEGNER’S 100TH BIRTHDAY

CH24_engravementThe iconic Wishbone Chair bearing Wegner’s signature.

On April 2, 2014, Carl Hansen & Son will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Hans J. Wegner’s birth with a special tribute, engraving all Wishbone Chairs ordered that day with the date and Wegner’s signature.
Hans J. Wegner is a towering figure in the history of Danish furniture design, which he played a key role in bringing to the world stage in the 1950s. On April 2, 2014, Wegner would have turned 100, and Carl Hansen & Son is marking the occasion with a special tribute to the man behind such iconic designs as the Wishbone Chair, Shell Chair and Wing Chair.

Engraving the Wishbone Chair

All Wishbone Chairs ordered on April 2nd will bear the date and Wegner’s engraved signature. The engraving is made on the wood’s surface with a laser, reproducing the signature with a high degree of detail in keeping with Wegner’s high standards of craftsmanship. The engraving will be discreetly located on the underside of the chair.

Knud Erik Hansen, CEO of Carl Hansen & Son, comments: “As the world’s largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner, we have been looking forward to celebrating the 100th anniversary of the master’s birth. We will be launching furniture designed by Wegner throughout the year, but wanted to create something unique and enduring to mark the actual day. The engraved chairs offer design enthusiasts an opportunity to own a signed version of one of Wegner’s most popular pieces. Wegner created the Wishbone Chair in 1949 and my father began manufacturing it the following year. It has been in continuous production by Carl Hansen & Son ever since, and is today the most sold of Wegner’s chairs.”

The signature and date engraving will appear on all Wishbone Chairs ordered anywhere in the world on April 2nd, 2014 and comes at no extra cost.

ABOUT CARL HANSEN & SON

PrintEvery item of furniture produced by Carl Hansen & Son reflects over 100 years of furniture history with respect and passion for craftsmanship. The world’s largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Son also produces designs by Mogens Koch, Kaare Klint, Ole Wanscher and others. The company has 170 employees. All Carl Hansen & Son furniture is produced in Denmark and sold all over the world. Find out more at www.carlhansen.com

 

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