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OW124 Beak Chair by Ole Wanscher

Beak Chair by Ole Wanscher. Now available in New Zealand lambskin.

Ole Wanscher presented the OW124 Beak Chair at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Furniture Exhibition in 1951. 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.


OW124 Beak Chair with upholstery in lambskin is available in the colours Ivory and Taupe, which can be combined with all wood variants. The new variant is exclusively available in selected Carl Hansen & Søn Flagship Stores.

For online purchases, please contact Carl Hansen & Søn Customer Service at info@carlhansen.dk.

OW124 Beak Chair

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. 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.


The unique design and upholstery of the seat and back require careful selection of materials and skilled craftsmanship.

  • OW124 | Beak Chair

    walnut, oil, Leather Thor 350

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Ole Wanscher

Ole Wanscher (1903 - 1985) 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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