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Ole Wanscher

Ole Wanscher - Designer

Furniture design as part of architecture

Ole Wanscher (1903-1985) was born in 1903 in Copenhagen. He was working as an architect and professor of architecture but his focus was on the field of furniture design. As active designer and teacher he significantly defined the Danish furniture design with his creations and ideas. His furniture are modern classics, which both are elegant as well as functional and which show a special attention to detail.

Ole Wanscher emphasised on construction and shape. He looked at furniture design as part of the architecture. Ole Wanscher designed his most famous products especially in the period between the late 1940s and the early 1960s. His interest was focused on high-quality, industrially manufactured furniture which he himself designed several pieces of - in accordance with the claim that good design should be affordable for everyone.

The pursuit of slender dimensions and robust forms is characteristic of the design of Ole Wanscher. His chairs often have both narrow and slightly curved armrests, which run in an elegant top and drop directly to the ground.

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