Wishbone chairs inspired by Wegner

The design philosophy

When it first started taking shape, Scandinavian design was a game-changer for the furniture industry. Anticipating the decline of massive, dark and pricy baroque-style furniture, a new generation of designers and architects pioneered a bold new style that aimed to fuse comfort, functionality and style, while ensuring the affordability of the end result.

This democratisation of the market, led by big names of furniture design was perfectly embodied in Hans Wegner’s iconic Wishbone chair, also known as Y-Chair. With its sleek and organic form and natural wooden look, Ch24 left a lasting mark on furniture industry, revolutionizing our very idea of a dining chair.

Hans Wegner’s Wishbone Chair as inspiration for the future

The legacy of this era, exemplified by Hans J. Wegner’s Y Chair, still shapes the design practices to this day, and the same is true for our talented and energetic team of designers here at Bespoke. Inspired by Wegner’s iconic design, we embarked on a journey of reimagining this classic, taking up the challenge of creating a true successor to the Wishbone chair, one that will be rooted in the same design philosophy while also ticking all the right boxes for the 21st century consumer.

Our Bespoek dining chair is homage to Wegner’s Y Chair, and it is clear on the first glance – the smooth and organic curves and careful choice of highest-quality natural materials are enough to bring up the images of the golden age of Scandinavian design for any true design lover.

The journey from ideas to reality

By staying true to the design philosophy that gave birth to Hans Wegner’s most iconic piece, we ensured that our dining chairs embody the same qualities. By fusing cutting edge industrial processes with traditional craftsmanship we managed to preserve the natural texture and feel of wood and emphasise the elegant and organic flow of lines while still keeping the production costs at the minimum, thus ensuring the affordability and low price of our Wishbone chair-inspired designs.

At the same time, our relentless search for impeccable functionality in the modern day led us much further from Wegner’s Ch24. As is evident, the Y shape in the seat that earned this classic its recognizable nickname – the Y chair – has been replaced by two organically flowing support pieces. Combined with a thicker back support and more prominent armrests, our Bespoek dining chairs provide optimal support for a modern man and are exceptionally comfortable and suitable for prolonged use so characteristic of our increasingly sedentary lives.

A designer dining chair for the 21st century

These changes in weight distribution also influenced minor changes in the lower part of the chair. Unlike Wegner’s original Wishbone chair, our design features slightly closer legs and somewhat different distribution of support parts, again aiming to provide optimal support for the customer, making prolonged sitting comfortable and safe.

In this manner, we tried to bring together more than half century long tradition and the demands of the modern man used to increasingly sedentary lifestyle. The result of this pursuit is in front of you – our Bespoek dining chairs collection designed by young and innovative designers and inspired by Wegner’s world-famous Ch24.

Staying true to the spirit of Scandinavian design

With natural materials, simple, clear, yet flowing and organic lines, low cost and perfect comfort, we tried to stay true to the core principles of the philosophy of Scandinavian design. Our dining chairs certainly draw inspiration from Hans Wegner, but they also provide an original answer to the challenges of furniture design in the 21st century.

With most prominent changes being related to weight distribution and back support, we put emphasis on ergonomic considerations that will ensure proper support and uncompromising comfort, not only during a family dinner, but also during those long working hours spent in front of a computer screen.

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How would classics of Scandinavian mid-century design look like if they were made today? Our answer to this question is here – our original Bespoek dining chairs collection inspired by Wegner’s masterful approach to woodwork and joinery.

The design philosophy

When it first started taking shape, Scandinavian design was a game-changer for the furniture industry. Anticipating the decline of massive, dark and pricy baroque-style furniture, a new generation of designers and architects pioneered a bold new style that aimed to fuse comfort, functionality and style, while ensuring the affordability of the end result.

This democratisation of the market, led by big names of furniture design was perfectly embodied in Hans Wegner’s iconic Wishbone chair, also known as Y-Chair. With its sleek and organic form and natural wooden look, Ch24 left a lasting mark on furniture industry, revolutionizing our very idea of a dining chair.

Hans Wegner’s Wishbone Chair as inspiration for the future

The legacy of this era, exemplified by Hans J. Wegner’s Y Chair, still shapes the design practices to this day, and the same is true for our talented and energetic team of designers here at Bespoke. Inspired by Wegner’s iconic design, we embarked on a journey of reimagining this classic, taking up the challenge of creating a true successor to the Wishbone chair, one that will be rooted in the same design philosophy while also ticking all the right boxes for the 21st century consumer.

Our Bespoek dining chair is homage to Wegner’s Y Chair, and it is clear on the first glance – the smooth and organic curves and careful choice of highest-quality natural materials are enough to bring up the images of the golden age of Scandinavian design for any true design lover.

The journey from ideas to reality

By staying true to the design philosophy that gave birth to Hans Wegner’s most iconic piece, we ensured that our dining chairs embody the same qualities. By fusing cutting edge industrial processes with traditional craftsmanship we managed to preserve the natural texture and feel of wood and emphasise the elegant and organic flow of lines while still keeping the production costs at the minimum, thus ensuring the affordability and low price of our Wishbone chair-inspired designs.

At the same time, our relentless search for impeccable functionality in the modern day led us much further from Wegner’s Ch24. As is evident, the Y shape in the seat that earned this classic its recognizable nickname – the Y chair – has been replaced by two organically flowing support pieces. Combined with a thicker back support and more prominent armrests, our Bespoek dining chairs provide optimal support for a modern man and are exceptionally comfortable and suitable for prolonged use so characteristic of our increasingly sedentary lives.

A designer dining chair for the 21st century

These changes in weight distribution also influenced minor changes in the lower part of the chair. Unlike Wegner’s original Wishbone chair, our design features slightly closer legs and somewhat different distribution of support parts, again aiming to provide optimal support for the customer, making prolonged sitting comfortable and safe.

In this manner, we tried to bring together more than half century long tradition and the demands of the modern man used to increasingly sedentary lifestyle. The result of this pursuit is in front of you – our Bespoek dining chairs collection designed by young and innovative designers and inspired by Wegner’s world-famous Ch24.

Staying true to the spirit of Scandinavian design

With natural materials, simple, clear, yet flowing and organic lines, low cost and perfect comfort, we tried to stay true to the core principles of the philosophy of Scandinavian design. Our dining chairs certainly draw inspiration from Hans Wegner, but they also provide an original answer to the challenges of furniture design in the 21st century.

With most prominent changes being related to weight distribution and back support, we put emphasis on ergonomic considerations that will ensure proper support and uncompromising comfort, not only during a family dinner, but also during those long working hours spent in front of a computer screen.