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The Power of a Timeless Chair

How to style a wishbone chair in your own space.

wishbone chair

The wishbone chair, a piece of timeless design we can thank Hans Wegner for, is one of those pieces that miraculously fits in any room. At first glance, it seems quite minimalistic. The curved-back chair fits effortlessly with super-simple furniture. On the other hand, that same style offers the perfect palate cleanser in an eclectic space, toning down loud wallpaper and vibrant patterns. To prove their versatility, we’ve recreated three different spaces that each show a new way to style a wishbone chair.

Matching Chairs + Wooden Table + Industrial Lighting

wishbone chair

Photo: Courtesy of Karen Maj Kornum

In Another Ballroom founder Karen Maj Kornum’s previous home, she created a serene dining space with light-hued wooden furniture and a matching set of wishbone chairs. The addition of dark industrial lighting adds the perfect contrast.

Akaa Brown Wood Dining Chair

Carson Carrington

PC Pendant

$145 $87

Room Vignette

Marleigh Culver

Poppy Platter

Beau Rush

Mismatched Chairs + Tulip Table + Eclectic Decor

In this nook, interior designer Ben Pentreath pairs mismatched chairs with a polished tulip table. He perfects the homey feeling with fully stocked, built-in bookshelves and eclectic home decor.

CH24 Wishbone Chair

Hans J. Wegner

Tulip Side Table

Rove Concepts

Woven Mango Chair

Zara Home

Brixwood 29.5” Wide Armchair

Sand & Stable
$1198 $650

Wooden Desk + Statement Artwork + Lamp

wishbone chair

Photo: Courtesy of ZAC and ZAC

In this vignette from Jessica Buckley Interiors, she adds intrigue to a rather neutral palette with rich textures and unique materials—and a few pops of color. The backdrop of creamy blush paint and complementary sultry window treatments provides the perfect starting point.

CH24 Wishbone Chair

Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son

Ella Writing Desk

Raymour & Flanigan
$420 $378

Maryam Sham



Philippine de Richemont
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