This is a high quality replica of Hans Wegner's famous "Wishbone" chair (aka the Wegner Y chair or the Wegner CH24). I am the proud owner of an original that I got from my grandfather's estate, and I got this one so I could have a set (but without having to pay the enormous price of an original). Wegner is a world-famous mid-century Danish designer who passed away a few years ago (and ever since the market for his work has gone through the ceiling). For fans of classic mid-century design, this piece is well worth the price.
We have owned the real Wegner chairs for several years. And we wanted a couple of more chairs for extra guests but did not want to spend the money that we did on the originals. After reading the reviews, we took a chance and ordered two. We were indeed surprised by the quality. The finish on the wood and twine on the seats are very similar and the feel when sitting is no different than the real Wegners. And it only cost us on a fraction of what we spent on the real thing. Love them!!A
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color is exactly what's represented in the photo.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. We have the real Wegner chairs and ordered these as extras. Frankly, we were surprised by the high quality. I had read a review that the curved back was made of more than one piece of wood but that's not the case on the chairs we received.
Super wood chair. The seat is strong and comfortable and the curve of the back fits the curve of my back. I?m a pretty big guy and often find wooden chairs too stiff and straight. But I can lean back in this one and it takes my weight. It?s a nice wood and overall just a well made dining chair. You can?t go wrong with ordering this inexpensive dining chair for your house.
I am a huge fan of midcentury design, although by no means an expert. To me, they look quite close to the real "wishbone" chair. I love the look of these chairs, and they are comfortable, too. I have 2 young children and it is easy to get dropped/spilled/smeared food off of these chairs. My husband is tall (6'4" and 200+ lbs), and he finds them comfortable and roomy enough, too. They add a stylish yet relaxed look to our dining room :)
I wasn't sure about these chairs. I usually like a little cushion on my dining chairs to help encourage longer dinner conversation. These chairs were comfortable on their own, however, so no additional pillows were needed. The light wood looks great against my darker table.
This chair gives you a lot of style for the money, at a price thatís really unbeatable. It has an Asian feel with clean contemporary lines and really adds a lot of zip to my living room. Since I live in a condo, itís perfect because it offers extra seating without being bulky or taking up too much room, and it really works great with the furniture I already have. I also like that I can use it as an extra dining chair, if I need toÖitís fabulous!
I like the chair . It fits the space at my desk in the kitchen and it is lightweight. It is a bit smaller than I expected,but it will work.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Spot on
The curved top rail of the chair is not one piece of wood. Instead, it is composed of 3 pieces of wood. I wasn't expecting the same quality construction as the original, licensed piece, but I was very disappointed. The middle piece is also a different color so the fact that the top rail is made of 3 pieces is very noticeable.
Always hated formal dining room. I want to be comfortable while I eat, don't you? This chair is different from the typical seat though. There may not be any bells, whistles, or cushions, but it is strong, comfortable, and the curved back allows you to relax against it.
Thank you Overstock! I am now the happy owner of a great repro of Wegnerís classic wishbone chair! I cannot believe the low price, the high quality and the quick delivery of this piece, which arrived much earlier than expected. If you are looking for a little piece of classic midcentury design without the hefty price of actually getting an original, this is a great piece to get. It has given my home a nice modern lift.
These chairs have all of the positives listed in previous reviews and none of the negatives. Surprised at the good quality and they look fine. They are sturdy and comfortable and I'm using them to replace vintage Thonet bentwoods. The only caveat is the high arms that could come in contact with the dining table.
We ordered these chairs even after reading a few negative reviews. Ours arrived in perfect condition. The wood matches perfectly throughout the chair. The quality is remarkable fir the price -or any price for that matter. In short we could not be more pleased.
We bought this chair because we had seen it in all the modern decorating magazines and were interested in making our home have a modern feel. The chair is really nice and well made, but if you are taller than 5 ft 9, or a on the thin side with no "padding on your back" the round back is pretty uncomfortable for sitting over longer periods of time. We placed a pillow on the back of the chair to make it more comfortable and have some back support, and are currently using them in our guest room. They arent used every day but are ok for occasional use.
I absolutely love these chairs! If you put them next to the originals, you'd notice the difference in materials/quality, but on their own they are beautiful and good quality. I got the natural finish. Very comfortable and light weight, yet sturdy. We often get compliments on them. I'm very grateful to be able to enjoy the terrific design, since I'd never be able to afford the originals.