SPECIAL-EDITION WISHBONE CHAIR

The series is crafted from 100-year-old beech wood planted in Wegner’s birth year.

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A special edition of the world-famous Wishbone Chair is being released to mark Wegner’s 100th birthday.

Carl Hansen & Son’s celebration of Hans J. Wegner’s 100th birthday culminates with the launch of a special-edition Wishbone Chair. The commemorative chair is crafted from 100-year-old beechwood planted on the island of Funen, Denmark in 1914 – the year of Wegner’s birth.

He was one of Denmark’s greatest furniture designers. His furniture represents the best in Danish Design. He has inspired designers the world over. Hans J. Wegner would have turned 100 this year, and Carl Hansen & Son is marking the occasion with a special edition of his best-selling chair – the Wishbone Chair. Designed for Carl Hansen & Son in 1949, the Wishbone Chair was part of Wegner’s first collection for the furniture maker. The iconic piece was put into production the following year and has been continuously manufactured ever since.

 The special-edition Wishbone Chair is crafted from 100-year-old beechwood that was planted in 1914 – Wegner’s birth year – in the woods near the Brahetrolleborg Manor on Funen, Denmark. For generations, the forestry operations here have been conducted with respect for nature, allowing the estate and its surroundings to remain a unique natural gem. Today, Brahetrolleborg continues to stand for sustainable wood production of unsurpassed quality.

The special edition is a tribute to the master of chair design. Each chair comes with a unique origin label with a serial number, and a certificate authenticating that the series is manufactured from 100-year-old beechwood. Carl Hansen & Son’s CEO Knud Erik Hansen, who represents the third generation of the family-run company, says: “This series of chairs has been handled with great care throughout production. The timber has been isolated from all other wood and specifically labeled throughout all stages up through the chairs’ completion. The special production process has occasionally been challenging logistically, but everyone has been enthusiastic about this exciting project, making it an extremely fitting tribute to someone who loved natural wood, as Wegner did.”

He continues: “Beechwood is about as Danish as one can get. Poets have frequently used Danish beech trees to represent something beautiful, strong and quintessentially Danish. In Danish forests, it is often the beech trees that tower above all others. Their wood is harmonious, flexible and of such high quality that it has been extremely versatile over the centuries, and suited to almost any purpose. It is also interesting to contemplate that this 100-year-old wood has witnessed the same events as Wegner. If this wood could talk, it would recount a Danish history about a time of such changes as the world had never seen.”

The special-edition, 100-year-old beechwood Wishbone Chair is available in multiple variants and will be in stores in September. Recommended retail prices start at £411 excl. VAT.

To find your nearest dealer, please visit www.carlhansen.com.

ABOUT CARL HANSEN & SON

Every 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 210 employees. All Carl Hansen & Son furniture is produced in Denmark and sold all over the world. Find out more at www.carlhansen.com

WEGNER’S STATEMENT CREDENZA – advanced design from 1958

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Wegner’s elegant and exclusive 1958 credenza

Carl Hansen & Son is relaunching Hans J. Wegner’s 1958 credenza to mark Wegner’s 100th birthday. The advanced construction and sophisticated design have culminated in an exclusive credenza that has, to date, been a highly coveted auction item – but will be available in stores worldwide starting September 2014.

To mark Hans J. Wegner’s 100th birthday, Carl Hansen & Son is relaunching a credenza Wegner designed in 1958. The CH825 was originally one of a series of three credenzas launched in 1959 based on Wegner’s original drawings. In recent years, the design, particularly the palisander version, has been a highly coveted furniture piece at auctions.

Although it looks simple, the credenza features an advanced design with roller shutter doors, requiring double sides and rear panel between which the roller shutters run on a track and disappear when opened. Knud Erik Hansen, CEO of Carl Hansen & Son, comments: “We wanted to observe Wegner’s 100th birthday in style and celebrate his approach to detail-oriented craftsmanship – and sought an item of furniture that showcased this. The credenza certainly does. The CH825 also complements our range nicely and is so versatile that it is ideal for a home living room, a hotel lounge, or an office setting.”

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The credenza, originally made of palisander and teak, has today been replaced with walnut and oak.The CH825 frame has been updated and has been drawn in 2 cm from the front and rear edges to allow the credenza to be placed flush against walls with skirting boards. The legs are either round wooden ones in solid oak or walnut or steel loops, which are also used in Wegner’s CH100 series. The different variants allow the credenza to match a wide range of interior styles and settings.

The low credenza offers an ideal surface for artistically arranging favorite objects, while other items can be stored behind the elegant roller shutter doors. The interior features adjustable shelves and pullout drawers are designed to enable simple installation of additional drawers.

The CH825 is available in either oak or walnut with roller shutter doors. Its interior shelves and pullout drawers are oak. Legs are available in a round wooden variant in solid oak or walnut or as stainless steel loops. The credenza’s dimensions are 200 cm (length), 80.8 cm (height) and 49 cm (depth). CH825 will be in stores from September 2014, with recommended retail prices starting at £4,589 (excl. VAT).

To find your nearest Carl Hansen & Son dealer, call +45 6612 1404 or visit www.carlhansen.com

ABOUT CARL HANSEN & SON

Every 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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