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Beak chair

By Carl Hansen


  • Description

    With its expressive silhouette and pronounced armrests, the lounge chair reflects Wanscher's commitment to challenging perceived limits. Ole Wanscher designed the OW124 in 1951 and presented at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Furniture Exhibition the same year. The chair is an elegant example of Wanscher's sculptural design - thanks in part to the unique, beak-like armrests that inspired the chair's nickname: the Beak Chair.

  • Technical Info

    Height: 79 cm
    Width: 65 cm
    Length: 73 cm

    Material: Soaped oak, Oiled oak or walnut, or black painted oak
    Upholstery: Thor leather

    For instructions and information about care and maintenance of Carl Hansen's different materials, please click here.

    The cover cap in armrests comes in contrast wood (oak or walnut) except in black.

  • Designer
    Ole Wanscher
    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.

    Ole Wanscher created his best known products primarily in the period between the late forties and early sixties. He took great interest in industrially produced high quality furniture and designed serveral pieces with thiss particular aspect in mind. It was the familiar philosophy of 'design for everyone'. However, his finest work was made in close collaboration with reowned master cabinetmakers.
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    • Oiled Oak
    • Oiled Walnut
    • Painted oak, Black / NCS S9000-N
    • Soaped Oak

    • Black leather Thor 301
    • Brown leather Thor 332
    • Cognac leather Thor 307

  • Delivery

    8-9 weeks
    Made to order item

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