With its expressive silhouette and eye-catching details, the Beak Chair, OW124, exemplifies Ole Wanscher's commitment to continually experimenting with design.
Ole Wanscher's Beak Chair, designed in 1951, represents his outstanding sense of craftsmanship and design. Details such as the distinctive beak-like armrests that inspired the chair's nickname demand exquisite materials and exemplary craftsmanship.
Wanscher's sense for subtle detailing is also expressed in the discreet cover caps on the side of the armrests, reminiscent of a bird's eye. The lounge chair's soft, curved elements seamlessly join one another in a light, organic flow.
- Frame: Solid Wood
- Armrest: Solid Wood
- Seat/back: flame retardant cold foam CMHR
- Width: 25.5 inch / 65 cm
- Depth: 28.7 inch / 73 cm
- Height: 31.1inch / 79 cm
- Seat Height: 15.7 inch / 40 cm
- Oak has a clearly visible wood structure when painted.
- Oak is available only in black (NCS S9000-N), the cover cap on this model only comes in black.
- The cover cap in armrests always comes in contrast wood (oak or walnut).
Passionate craftsmanship means many things to different people. To Carl Hansen it means everything. It has been so ever since 1908 when Carl Hansen founded his company on a strong belief: outstanding craftsmanship and rational serial production could go hand-in-hand to provide customers with high-quality furniture at a reasonable price. Today they continue to build on this simple but strong idea, combining traditional woodworking techniques with the latest technology to produce furniture of lasting value.
Carl Hansen & Son OW124 Beak Chair Designed by:
- Ole Wanscher , 1951
Denmark, 1903 - 1985
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.
onstruction 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.
Characteristic of Ole Wanscher's design is a quest for slim dimensions and resilient forms. His chairs often employ both slender and slightly curved armrests, which rise in an elegant tip before continuing directly to the floor; as is the case with his well known Colonial Chair. Classic and yet singularly modern at the same time.