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Carl Hansen & Søn OW149 | Colonial Chair

By Ole Wanscher
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A beautiful, well crafted and stable chair with a simple and refined expression. The slender easily-swung armrests rise to an elegant point before descending straight down to the floor. The seat is made of hand- woven cane. The chair is ideal in rooms where flexibility and lightness of expression are desired. Available upholstered in fabric or leather. Turnable cushions in fabric. Designed by Ole Wanscher in 1949.



Designed by Ole Wanscher in 1949.
Ole Wanscher designed the Colonial Chair in 1949 but it wasn ́t until

the mid-1950 ́s that the chair was put in to production by the Danish cabinetmaker, PJ Furniture.
The name of the chair, "Colonial", relates to Wanschers fascination with 1700-century English furniture design.

The Colonial Chair is by far Ole Wanschers most known piece of furniture.



The Colonial Chair is a beautiful easy chair with a simple and refined expression.
Despite the chair ́s slim and elegant dimensions, the chair is very stable.

It is ideal in rooms where flexibility and lightness is desired.
It has an elegant and timeless expression with its visible solid wood frame and softly rounded cushions providing great comfort.
The seat is made of hand woven cane and can be removed from the frame of the chair and replaced if so needed.
The cushions consist of cold foam and can be upholstered in fabric or leather upon request.
The cushions are turn-able in fabric - but not in leather.If you would prefer an alternative upholstery or wood for this product, please submit an enquiry and we will respond as soon as possible.



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.