Designer Wishbone

Taking inspiration from old photos of Danish merchants in China, designer Hans Wegner (b. 1914) has married his modernist¿s love of pared-down form to Ming Dynasty designs to produce his iconic Wishbone Chair. Distinguished by a gently sloping, rounded barrel back and further set apart by its Y-shaped center support, the Wishbone resolves with sensuous fluidity at every point of its design. Its hind legs are crafted from a continuous piece of turned oak and curve upward to meet the back rail. The semicircular barrel not only holds the torso comfortably but also serves as an armrest substantial enough to rest ones arms and yet sufficiently abbreviated to allow close proximity with a conference or dining table.