Blue Wishbone Chairs

February 12, 2010

I wish I may, I wish I might, I wish I could sit on a blue wishbone chair tonight! Yeah, corny I know. Sorry. These are, hands down, the most beautiful chairs that I’ve laid eyes on in a very long time. Danish furniture designer Hans J. Wegner continues to influence furniture designers inspiring their work today. He showed us what comfort, refined elegance and quality can look like. For the iconic Wishbone Chair’s 60th anniversary, Carl Hansen & Son is releasing 12 new colors at $930 USD each. The first set are four different tones of blue, then in May they’ll launch a green palette followed by another palette in October.

Blue Wishbone Chairs

Blue Wishbone Chairs

Blue Wishbone Chairs

“The Dean of The Chair, Hans Wegner made over five hundred Wishbones in his life. A master craftsman, his love of natural materials is evident in the woods and rush used in his pieces. it is difficult to isolate one chair as his masterpiece, but his most popular is the Wishbone, so named because of the shape of its back. Wegner paid utmost attention to the comfort of his wooden seating, ensuring the sitter would be happy in them for hours and that each chair was as beautiful from the back as from the front. Today manufacturer Carl Hansen still makes the Wishbone exactly as Wegner did, with the highest quality woods and natural materials, ensuring each piece is both a classic and also eco-friendly.”


(images: carl heansen & son)


  • Reply michelle February 12, 2010 at 11:51 am

    absolutely love, i need to have two of these asap. time to start a chair fund.
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  • Reply Cathy February 12, 2010 at 11:51 am

    The color palatte is fabulous!
    .-= Cathy´s last blog ..I love you more than bacon. =-.

  • Reply Austin Wedding Photographer February 12, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Those are so cute. Love the blue and the shapes of the back of the chairs. Cool find.

  • Reply Sarah February 12, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    These are seriously amazing.
    Wishbone chairs have been number one on my “Dream Furniture List” forever — and now they come in blue?

  • Reply Jeanee February 12, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Simply beautiful!!! I like it. I like it a lot!
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  • Reply lealou February 12, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    so pretty — can I have that whole room please? Thanks ;)
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  • Reply Tina February 12, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Ooo, these are my favourite chairs and in blue they are so much better! Love! xo
    .-= Tina´s last blog ..Wednesday’s Flowers =-.

  • Reply crafty fanny February 12, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Whoa! These are totally not my style, but I certainly can’t argue with that color. I might just have to rethink what I consider to be “my style”…
    .-= crafty fanny´s last blog ..flying solo =-.

  • Reply beth cupitt February 12, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    ouch. so sad to see chairs i love so much that i can only dream about. :(
    .-= beth cupitt´s last blog ..out of it. =-.

  • Reply Tennille February 12, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    I absolutely love the 4 shades in a color family. It gives consumers more choices and opportunity for interesting combinations. I really like the blues, but am looking forward to the others, too. Thanks for the tip!
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  • Reply Gosia February 12, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    … and I love the lamp. It’s also a classic, don’t you think?
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  • Reply design traveller February 12, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    I absolutely love the way blues compliment the gray shades. Superb!
    .-= design traveller´s last blog and white furniture. winter inspiration. =-.

  • Reply Polly February 12, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    They’re gorgeous. I love wishbone chairs x
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  • Reply Cheryl February 12, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    gorgeous but so far out of reach . . . . Time to search for wanna-be’s, sadly enough. ah, wealth . . . .

    • Reply decor8 February 12, 2010 at 3:16 pm

      Cheryl look at them as I have – to inspire you. Perhaps you can find a chair that needs a coat of paint and you can draw inspiration from these chairs to paint it blue. Or to paint all four of your dining room chairs a different tone of your favorite color. When I see expensive things that I cannot afford I have to make myself see them in a context in which I can appreciate which is usually – How Can I Do That Myself? :)

  • Reply Stephanie February 12, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Love them! The curved back and the seat make them look like they would extra comfy!! Great color too!

  • Reply niki lea February 12, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    $930?! Yikes. That’s kind of silly.

  • Reply Lisa February 12, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    I am so inspired to paint my bent-wood café chairs all different colours. I knew there was a reason I was procrastinating…Thanks, Holly!

  • Reply lesley February 12, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    just saw a knockoff of these on! this post totally inspired me to consider them for my home…can’t beat the price:

    • Reply decor8 February 13, 2010 at 5:56 am

      Lesley those are beautiful – great find and under $200 – wow!

  • Reply eva / sycamore street press February 13, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    I’d never seen these before. So beautiful! I love the color + the shape.

  • Reply Heather February 14, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Love Love Love the colors!

  • Reply Mimmi Staaf February 15, 2010 at 7:09 am

    Olala! Lovely!

  • Reply Caro-lines-images February 15, 2010 at 8:43 am

    My eyes fell on the grey/blue painting. Wonderful.
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  • Reply abigail February 15, 2010 at 12:38 pm

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  • Reply Dagny @ Beautiful Living February 15, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Wow, those chairs are insanely fresh!
    .-= Dagny @ Beautiful Living´s last blog ..SISTE DAG FOR GIVEAWAY! / LAST CHANCE FOR GIVEAWAY! =-.

  • Reply Ann February 15, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    @Gosia – The lamp is Fun 1DA from Verner Panton

  • Reply Mariana February 16, 2010 at 5:57 am

    Hello! I am from Portugal and last week I saw a chair like this, but in wood, colorless for 136 USD each. This is the website of the store: If you go to calendar 2010 and choose catalogue 3 you can see the chair. I wondered whether it would be the same chair or a imitation. I wanted to share this because the day I saw the chair I was “in love”!

    Love your blog!

  • Reply hena tayeb February 16, 2010 at 11:46 am

    loving all the blue..
    .-= hena tayeb´s last blog ..New Listing =-.

  • Reply kat flower February 17, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    perfect color for me and my dining table. thanks for sharing. will be bookmarking for sure…

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