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Set of Six Ole Wanscher Dining Chairs for A. J. Iversen, Denmark, 1960s

US$5,900per set

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This set of dining chairs by Danish designer Ole Wanscher features distinctive splayed legs and fine exposed joinery in the back. The design is honest and simple with a refined technique and materials which makes this set a true example of midcentury Danish design. The simple and refined aesthetic of these chairs was achieved by Wanscher reinventing Classic forms. This set consists of six individual chairs, two of them with armrests. The solid wood frame is made of stained mahogany in a warm, dark color. The backs of the chairs have delicate dovetail joints, a joinery technique where the end grain is exposed from both boards, creating a dovetail-like pattern. The legs are slightly splayed, which is a reoccurring design element of Ole Wanscher. The general style of these chairs is both accessible and elegant, employing slender and gently curved lines. The seats have been reupholstered in a premium navy-blue fabric, complimenting the elegant mahogany frames. Between the 1940s and 1960s, Wanscher enjoyed a fruitful collaboration with the smaller-scale, artisanal cabinetmaker A. J. Iversen (1888-1979), whose collaboration with Wanscher among others, paved the way for the style which later became known as Danish modern. Like many of the other chairs designed by Wanscher, the chairs of this set are now seen as modern Classics. H. Condition: In good vintage condition. Wear due to age and use, including scratches and marks. The chairs have been reupholstered in a premium fabric. Dimensions: 20.27 in W x 19.29 in D x 31.49 in H, seat height 25.19 in 51.5 cm W x 49 cm D x 80 cm H, seat height 64 cm About the designer: Ole Wanscher (1903-1985) was an architect and professor, and is known today as one of the leading figures in the Scandinavian Design movement and many of his pieces became staples in Scandinavian homes. Wanscher studied at the Danish School of Art and Design, and was highly influenced by his professor, Kaare Klint. After graduation, Wanscher worked with Klint between 1924 and 1927, then set up his first own office, specializing in furniture design. By the end of the 1940s, Wanscher made a name for himself for his quality designs. As the Danish newspaper Politiken put it: “'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”. Like Klint, Wanscher disagreed with the modernist full-sail rejection of the past and preferred to explore Classic yet minimal aesthetics informed by precise study of the human body. Wanscher was also heavily influenced by Greek, Chinese, and Egyptian designs, which he encountered during his many travels abroad, as well as proto-modernist movements, like the Viennese Secession, Biedermeier, and Shaker styles. In the 1950s, Wanscher left his private firm to begin an association with P. Jeppesens Mobelfabrik A/S that would last for the rest of his professional life. Ole Wanscher's work has remained sought after by furniture collectors. His designs are described as "delicate", "elegant", and "orderly". Today, Wanscher’s pieces are considered to be modern classics and are still adored for their detail and the designer’s deep respect for materials. ~H. Shipping: These Ole Wanscher dining chairs will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the item in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.

Details

  • Creator
    A. J. Iversen (Manufacturer),Ole Wanscher (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.5 in. (80 cm)Width: 20.28 in. (51.5 cm)Depth: 19.3 in. (49 cm)Seat Height: 17.33 in. (44 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 6
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. In good vintage condition. Wear consisten with age and use. The chairs have been reupholstered in a premium textured fabric.
  • Seller Location
    Utrecht, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 201700861stDibs: LU2947323621832

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    Ships From: Utrecht, Netherlands
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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