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Blue Wishbone Chairs

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

Wishbone chairs

Wishbone chair

“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)

Posted by decor8 in Objects on February 12, 2010

Your comments...

  1. michelle commented
    February 12th, 2010 at 11:51am

    absolutely love, i need to have two of these asap. time to start a chair fund.
    .-= michelle´s last blog ..A Place to Powder Your Nose =-.

  2. Cathy commented
    February 12th, 2010 at 11:51am

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

  3. Austin Wedding Photographer commented
    February 12th, 2010 at 11:55am

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

  4. Sarah commented
    February 12th, 2010 at 12:15pm

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

  5. Jeanee commented
    February 12th, 2010 at 12:18pm

    Simply beautiful!!! I like it. I like it a lot!
    .-= Jeanee´s last blog ..busy weekend ahead =-.

  6. lealou commented
    February 12th, 2010 at 12:23pm

    so pretty — can I have that whole room please? Thanks ;)
    .-= lealou´s last blog ..the good ‘ol days =-.

  7. Tina commented
    February 12th, 2010 at 12:41pm

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

  8. crafty fanny commented
    February 12th, 2010 at 12:46pm

    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 =-.

  9. beth cupitt commented
    February 12th, 2010 at 12:51pm

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

  10. Tennille commented
    February 12th, 2010 at 1:17pm

    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!
    .-= Tennille´s last blog ..Inspiring Images – French Stained Glass =-.

  11. Gosia commented
    February 12th, 2010 at 1:42pm

    … and I love the lamp. It’s also a classic, don’t you think?
    .-= Gosia´s last blog ..Friday Fridge Preaching =-.

  12. design traveller commented
    February 12th, 2010 at 1:48pm

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

  13. Polly commented
    February 12th, 2010 at 2:32pm

    They’re gorgeous. I love wishbone chairs x
    .-= Polly´s last blog ..NEW BLOG! =-.

  14. Cheryl commented
    February 12th, 2010 at 2:40pm

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

  15. decor8 commented
    February 12th, 2010 at 3:16pm

    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? :)

  16. Stephanie commented
    February 12th, 2010 at 3:42pm

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

  17. niki lea commented
    February 12th, 2010 at 5:22pm

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

  18. Lisa commented
    February 12th, 2010 at 5:51pm

    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!

  19. lesley commented
    February 12th, 2010 at 11:57pm

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

  20. decor8 commented
    February 13th, 2010 at 5:56am

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

  21. eva / sycamore street press commented
    February 13th, 2010 at 2:46pm

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

  22. Heather commented
    February 14th, 2010 at 8:05pm

    Love Love Love the colors!

  23. Mimmi Staaf commented
    February 15th, 2010 at 7:09am

    Olala! Lovely!

  24. Caro-lines-images commented
    February 15th, 2010 at 8:43am

    My eyes fell on the grey/blue painting. Wonderful.
    .-= Caro-lines-images´s last blog ..The Art of Life =-.

  25. abigail commented
    February 15th, 2010 at 12:38pm

    .-= abigail´s last blog ..short shift =-.

  26. Dagny @ Beautiful Living commented
    February 15th, 2010 at 3:01pm

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

  27. Ann commented
    February 15th, 2010 at 4:38pm

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

  28. Mariana commented
    February 16th, 2010 at 5:57am

    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!

  29. hena tayeb commented
    February 16th, 2010 at 11:46am

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

  30. kat flower commented
    February 17th, 2010 at 5:03pm

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

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