OLE WANSCHER’S T-CHAIR
CARL HANSEN & SON
Carl Hansen & Son is now adding the sculptural OW58 T-Chair by Danish designer Ole Wanscher from 1958 to its collection. The chair’s distinctive expression challenges the art of the possible without compromising craftsmanship or comfort. Ole Wanscher’s furniture is in a category all by itself – not only do his designs exude exclusivity and a high level of craftsmanship, but they appear as refined, sculptural objects. The OW58 T-Chair is no exception with its characteristic T-shaped backrest, which has given the chair its nickname, and beautifully carpentry transitions that embody both classic and modern lines that give the chair a light and elegant appearance. Knud Erik Hansen, CEO of Carl Hansen & Son, says: “Ole Wanscher considered furniture design as architecture, and the T-Chair is a beautiful example of his focus on sleek refined shapes. We are delighted to add this exclusive dining chair to Carl Hansen & Son’s collection of Ole Wanscher designs, which also includes his Colonial Chair, Egyptian Stool and Beak Chair.” The craftsmanship behind the OW58 T-Chair requires careful processing and many carpentry hours – in particular, achieving smooth transitions in all the chair’s joints is a time-consuming process. The chair’s most striking detail is the T-shaped backrest which merges with the tightly placed back legs, giving the chair a three-legged appearance. Despite its light expression, the T-Chair has a wide, upholstered seat that provides excellent comfort.