by Hans J. Wegner
Label: Carl Hansen & Son
The Ypsilon, also known as model 24 or the Y-chair, designed by Hans J. Wegner for Whisbone, is made out of oakwood with a braided seating of 200 meters of paper cord. These are still braided by hand by Carl Hansen & Son. The chair is a sequel of The Chair (aslo calles Round Chair), which was designed by Wegner in 1949. The Y-Chair thanks his name to the fact that the back risses like a Y from the seating and organical transfers into the armrests.
When Wegner past away at the age of 92, he had designed around 300 chairs. Almost all characterized by craftmanship and a simplicity. Wegner fraise was: 'A chair is only finished when someone is sitting on it.'
This chair is included in the stock of kitchen maker Bulthaup because of its comfort. That also applies on a barstool of the Danish designer.