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Carl Hansen OW149-2 Colonial Sofa

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The reintroduced Colonial Sofa dates back to 1964 though few people know that Ole Wanscher actually designed this 2-seater Sofa at the time. The Colonial Sofa is part of the Colonial Series which also includes the classic Colonial Chair and Footrest and the newly released Colonial Coffee Table.

The serie clearly reflects Wanscher´s fondness for the delicate and refined as well as his fascination with furniture design from the 18th century England and bygone Colonial times. 

The Colonial Sofa comes with loose cushions and the seat moves freely in the frame, which features a cotton webbing base. Like the Colonial Chair, the Colonial sofa is available in mahogany, cherry, walnut and oak with either fabric or leather cushions. 

Designed by Ole Wanscher, the Colonial Sofa was first introduced in 1964 and re-introduced by Carl Hansen & Søn in 2015.

 HISTORY

Designed by Ole Wanscher in 1964. Produced in limited quantites at the time.

The Colonial Sofa was reintroduced by Carl Hansen & Søn in 2015 and presented for the first time at Stockholm Furniture Fair in 2015.

DESCRIPTION

The Sofa reflects Wanscher ́s fascination with furniture design from 18th century England and bygone Colonial times.
The Sofa is a part of the Colonial Series together with the Colonial Chair, footrest and coffee table.

It complements the series in the living room, but can also stand alone as a functional statement piece in a hall or hotel lobby.
The Sofa is only available as a 2-seater.
The Sofas slender dimensions are kept minimal - its strength achieved instead through a well thought out construction.

The Sofa is based on the same relatively simple grid construction as the Colonial Chair, where the elements of the chair support each other. The double center legs give the Sofa its necessary strength.
The Sofa comes with loose cushions for seat and back in fabric or leather. They are turnable in fabric - not in leather. The seat moves freely in the frame which features a cotton webbing base.

Like the Colonial Chair the Sofa is available in walnut, cherry, oak and mahogany. If you would prefer an alternative upholstery or wood for this product, please submit an enquiry and we will respond as soon as possible.


 

THE DESIGNER

Ole Wanscher (1903-1985), was born in Copenhagen in 1903 and was
an architect and professor of architecture with furniture designs as his specialty. He came to shape Danish furniture, both as an active designer and as a master teacher. His furniture designs are now considered to be modern classics - sophisticated and functional with an exquisite attention to detail.

Construction and form was of the utmost importance to Ole Wanscher, treating furniture design as if it was a branch of architecture. He studied under Kaare Klint at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and also worked for the master himself from 1924-1927, before becoming an independent achitect specializing in furniture design. He later followed in Kaare Klint's footsteps as a professor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts with a master in furniture design. 

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