OW149 Colonial Lounge Chair
Object

The OW149-2 Colonial Sofa was designed by Ole Wanscher in 1964. Manufactured in very small quantities, the design was virtually unknown until Carl Hansen & Søn launched the entire Colonial Series in 2015.

Ole Wanscher was integral to the aesthetic and functionality of modern Danish design. Having studied under Kaare Klint, he helped shape Danish furniture design as a designer and as an educator when he took over Klint’s professorship at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Wanscher’s classic and contemporary designs made him popular. In 1958, the Danish newspaper Politiken wrote: “Owning a Wanscher chair is an adventure every day, and will be so even several hundred years from now, for this is how long it lasts”.

MATERIALS
Solid Oak or Walnut frame
Upholstered foam/European down seat

COLORS
Wood frame: Soap/Lacquer/Oil/White Oil/Black
Seat: Fabric, Leather upholstery

DIMENSIONS
H85cm x W124cm x D68cm
Seat height: 46cm
Armrest height: 62.2cm

Designer
Through the years, Carl Hansen & Søn has maintained a strong focus on preserving Danish design classics while continuing to expand their collection to represent influential new designers. Their goal is to gather the best, most iconic modern furniture designs under one roof.
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