OW124 | Beak Chair

This variant: Leather Thor 301
By Ole Wanscher

The OW124 Beak Chair created by Ole Wanscher was introduced in 1951. It is a splendid example of the designer’s unique ability to add sculptural dimension to his furniture.


This variant: Leather Thor 301
 

By Ole Wanscher

The OW124 Beak Chair created by Ole Wanscher was introduced in 1951. It is a splendid example of the designer’s unique ability to add sculptural dimension to his furniture.

Eye-catching and inviting lounge chair

Ole Wanscher presented the OW124 Beak Chair at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Furniture Exhibition in 1951. An elegant mark of Wanscher’s refined design and bold pushing of boundaries, the chair was also a testament to his masterful grasp of furniture-making. The Beak Chair’s distinctive look is thanks in part to the beak-like armrests that inspired its name. This unique design feature demands carefully selected materials and skilled craftsmanship, as do the upholstered seat and back. Showing Wanscher’s preference for slender dimensions and durable shapes, the design features slim, gently curving elements that seamlessly unite in an organic flow. Only the armrest cover caps remain visible: a functional and decorative detail similar to a bird’s eye.
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Ole Wanscher

Designer
Ole Wanscher was integral to the aesthetic and functionality of modern Danish design. Having studied under Kaare Klint, he helped shape Danish furniture design as a designer and as an educator when he took over Klint’s professorship at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Wanscher’s classic and contemporary designs made him popular. In 1958, the Danish newspaper Politiken wrote: “Owning a Wanscher chair is an adventure every day, and will be so even several hundred years from now, for this is how long it lasts”.
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Materials

Downloads

OW124 3D Drawings | ZIP
OW124 2D Drawings | ZIP

Danish design

Authentic experience

5 years warranty

When you choose a Carl Hansen & Søn product, you gain more than just a piece of furniture. You become part of a proud tradition of distinctive and beautiful craftsmanship, where nothing has been left to chance. The world’s largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner, we also produce works by renowned design masters such as Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen, Ole Wanscher, Kaare Klint, Poul Kjærholm, Mogens Koch, Bodil Kjær and Tadao Ando. Carl Hansen & Søn represents over 100 years of Danish design history and our furniture is sold all over the world.  

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