Ilse Crawford, have develop a new colour palette for a limited-edition release of the first chairs that Wegner created for Carl Hansen & Son

ILSE CRAWFORD X HANS J. WEGNER’S FIRST MASTERPIECES

To celebrate Hans J. Wegner’s enduring legacy and more than 70 years of collaboration, Carl Hansen & Son have partnered up with the London-based designer, Ilse Crawford, to develop a new colour palette for a limited-edition release of the first chairs that Wegner created for Carl Hansen & Son in 1950.

The visionary First Masterpieces collection includes five of Hans J. Wegner’s most iconic chair designs. Among these are the world-renowned CH24, also known as the Wishbone Chair, and the woven CH25 lounge chair, which have been in production at Carl Hansen & Son for more than 70 years.

On this occasion, Ilse Crawford has dressed the masterpieces in five earthy shades that give a fresh perspective to the collection. The environmentally friendly, water-based colours all have a slightly transparent finish, which allows the chair’s original oak wood grain to shine through, creating a nuanced sense of colour and texture. The muddy, painterly tones nod to the raw beauty of the Nordic landscape and they are intended to work both as a group and independently.