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OW149-2 Colonial Sofa in Walnut Oil by Ole Wanscher

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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. Dimensions: 26.8in D x 48.8in W x 33.5in H The lead image is for walnut oil is Sif 95 leather.

Details

  • Creator
    Ole Wanscher (Designer),Carl Hansen & Søn (Manufacturer)
  • Design
    Colonial SofaColonial Series
  • Dimensions
    Height: 33.5 in. (85.09 cm)Width: 48.8 in. (123.96 cm)Depth: 26.8 in. (68.08 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Contemporary
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    20-21 weeks20-21 weeks20-21 weeks20-21 weeks20-21 weeks20-21 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Farmingdale, NJ
  • Reference Number
    OW149-2OW149-2OW149-2OW149-2OW149-2OW149-2

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    Ships From: Farmingdale, NJ
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    This item cannot be returned.

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About the Design

Colonial Sofa

Designed by Ole Wanscher
In 1964, Danish designer Ole Wanscher (1903–85) created for P. Jeppesens a successor to his popular 1949 Colonial chair that maintained its high quality of craftsmanship with a little extra room. The two-seater Colonial sofa, with its loose cushions on a cotton webbing base and elegant double center wooden legs, is an update on a nostalgic style that channels the functionality of Scandinavian mid-century design. The son of an art historian, Wanscher was fascinated with the history and culture of furniture, having studied under design master Kaare Klint and traveled the world to explore different vernacular traditions. Although he adopted the minimal tenets of modernism, he did not believe in totally overlooking the past. He drew on influences from ancient Egypt and China as well as the Shaker and Viennese Secession movements. He also published extensively on this heritage — his books include The Art of Furniture: 5,000 Years of Furniture and Interiors. Wanscher was especially drawn to 18th-century English furniture created by designers like cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale, who heavily inspired his Colonial series. Along with the chair and sofa, the series has a coffee table and footrest, all featuring the meticulous bracing that gives strength to their graceful designs. The Colonial sofa also shares the curved armrests that were a Wanscher signature. The refined two-seater was meant for the mass market yet manufactured to stand the test of time, both aesthetically and structurally. In 2015, Danish furniture company Carl Hansen & Søn reintroduced the sofa design as part of a relaunch of the whole Colonial series.
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