Carl Hansen & Son splashes new Citrus colors on Wishbone Chair
dluks | May 11, 2010 | Comments 0
The wishbone Chair
The Wishbone Chair’s forms are simple and organic. Its new colors add a personal twist to any home.
Carl Hansen & Son introduces their famous Wegner icon, the Wishbone Chair, in new colors. The Citrus range of colors will be introduced at Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2010 in Milan.
The Danish producer of design furniture, Carl Hansen & Son, extends its palette for Hans J. Wegner’s renowned Wishbone Chair with four new shades of Citrus. Earlier this spring, the company launched four new blue colors in its Ocean series.
The new colors
The new colors work well together or on their own. Citrus can also be combined with other Wishbone Chairs in other wood types – or other furniture altogether – so homeowners can create their own interpretations of Wegner’s contemporary classic. According to Thomas Vagner, Sales and Marketing Director, “The new Citrus colors complement each other nicely. But they work individually as well, and merely a single chair can accentuate and lift the look of a room.”
The Wishbone Chair was designed by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen in 1949, and has been in uninterrupted production since 1950. The Wishbone is a light, sculptural dining chair whose steam-bent back allows a variety of comfortable sitting positions. Its materials and craftsmanship provide generations of lasting value and comfort.
Recommended retail selling price for the Wishbone Chair in Citrus colors is EUR 578 (ex VAT). The new colors will be available in stores from June, 2010.
The legendary Wishbone chair is produced in beech wood from sustainable Danish forests for the Citrus series. The woven seat contains 120 meters of strong and supple paper cord which is specially made in white to complement the new Citrus colors.
The history of Carl Hansen & Son
Carl Hansen & Son was founded by master cabinetmaker Carl Hansen in 1908, when he began producing furniture in Odense, Denmark. The company entered a second generation of growth in 1934 when the founder’s son, Holger Hansen, a master cabinetmaker himself, took over the reins from his father. Holger Hansen was quick to discover a new breed of young Danish furniture designers. In 1949 he began cooperation with Hans J. Wegner, who became the company’s most well-known designer. Holger Hansen was also a driving force in the internationalization of Danish Modern.
Knud Erik Hansen, the grandson of Carl Hansen, brought the family-owned company into a new phase when he moved production from small workshops in Odense to modern facilities in Aarup, Denmark. Carl Hansen & Son produces a variety of design furniture, including chairs and tables for the dining room, and easy chairs, footrests, sofas and coffee tables for the living room. The company’s furniture is available throughout the world and the company has sales companies in Canada, Japan and China.
Carl Hansen & Son uses modern production techniques to produce furniture that lives up to the highest standards of craftsmanship. True to its roots and Wegner’s design philosophy, it is the firm’s ambition to produce furniture of lasting beauty and value, with respect for sustainable designs, materials and production processes.
Carl Hansen & Son is the world’s largest producer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner. Its close relationship to the Hans J. Wegner Studio makes it possible for the company to introduce and relaunch a number of Wegner’s most outstanding designs.
In addition to the furniture of Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Son also produces furniture created by the design duo, Christina Strand and Niels Hvass, as well designs by Thomas Bo Kastholm, son the well-known Danish furniture designer, Jørgen Kastholm.
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