The CH24 Wishbone Chair in 9 new soft colors

Hans J. Wegner x Ilse Crawford
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To celebrate Hans J. Wegner’s more than 70 years of collaboration with Carl Hansen & Søn, the company is now expanding its collaboration with London-based designer Ilse Crawford to include the Wishbone Chair in nine new colors.

Hans J. Wegner designed the world-renowned Wishbone Chair (CH24) in 1949 at Carl Hansen & Søn, which has produced the chair continuously for more than 70 years. To celebrate this milestone, Ilse Crawford has selected nine matte colors that give the chair a new perspective. All colors are eco-friendly, water-based and resilient, so they are perfect for both private and public use.

“We wanted to develop a range of colors that reflect the times we live in, and we believe these subdued tones will resonate with a contemporary audience,” says Ilse Crawford.

 “We are inspired by the paintings of Danish artist Per Kirkeby, who beautifully reflects his interest in nature. These are not standard colors governed by the trends of the time, but colors that add depth and complexity to any interior.”  The picturesque colors celebrate plants, minerals and the soil that make up the raw beauty of the Nordic landscape, and they work both individually and in interaction with each other. “Colors are so closely related to our emotions and our mood,” Crawford says, “and we believe that these subdued tones will help create a warm, relaxed and natural environment.”

The new color palette by Ilse Crawford is available throughout 2022 and celebrates Carl Hansen & Søn and Hans J. Wegner’s more than 70 years of collaboration. The deep and complex colors are inspired by the Danish artist Per Kirkeby, nod to the raw beauty of the Nordic landscape.

Color of the month: Barley

CH24 Soft | Hans J. Wegner & Ilse Crawford

beech, Soft Barley, natural paper cord



Barley has been part of the Danish landscapes for centuries – the colour reflects the sandy coastline as well as lush corn fields in the countryside, creating an atmosphere of serenity in private residences and public spaces alike.

The 9 picturesque colors, Pewter, Hollyhock, Barley, Seaweed, Terracotta, Clay, North Sea, Slate and Falu celebrate plants, minerals and the soil that make up the raw beauty of the Nordic landscape.
The colors are only intended as a guide and may vary depending on your screen.


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Ilse Crawford

Ilse Crawford is a designer, academic, and creative director with a simple mission to put human needs and desires at the center of all that she does. As founder of Studioilse, she brings her philosophy to life designing interiors, furniture, and products that support and enhance human behavior and actions in everyday life.

Ilse Crawford respectfully reimagined Hans J. Wegner’s iconic design with nine matte colors, inspired by the expressionist works of Danish artist Per Kirkeby, a nod to the raw beauty of the Nordic landscape. Eco-friendly, water-based and resilient, each has a matte finish to allow the natural beauty of the FSC™-certified beech wood grain to shine through each design, creating a nuanced sense of color and texture (FSC C135991). The paper cord seat of each design is woven by hand from paper cord.

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When you choose a product from Carl Hansen & Søn, you get more than just a piece of furniture. You become part of a proud tradition of distinctive and beautiful craftsmanship, where nothing has been left to chance. Where all furniture is manufactured with a great love for design and the history of the crafting process. We are the world’s largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner, and we also manufacture furniture created by renowned furniture designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen, Ole Wanscher, Kaare Klint, Poul Kjærholm, Bodil Kjær, and Tadao Ando. Carl Hansen & Søn represents more than 100 years of Danish design history, and our furniture is sold worldwide. 


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