Hans Wegner gets the blues

The esteemed Danish furniture designer Hans Wegner once said: “The chair does not exist. The good chair is a task one is never completely done with.” We say he shouldn't be hard on himself — Wegner got pretty close, as these new blue versions of his classic "Wishbone" chair demonstrate.

Celebrating 60 years of the Wishbone — which was originally inspired by portraits of Danish merchants sitting in Chinese Ming chairs — Carl Hansen & Son have created "a palette of new colour possibilities", starting with four shades of blue and an all-new white paper cord seat. All this and more (including a new selection of his "Wing" armchairs, also in blue) will be available at the Lollipop Shoppe in Lamb Street, Spitalfields, due open at the end of March, or online at www.thelollipopshoppe.co.uk

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