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The OW58 T-Chair by Ole Wanscher
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OW58 T-Chair by Ole Wanscher

Renowned for his high quality and elegant furniture, Danish designer Ole Wanscher is inextricably linked to the characteristic, simple aesthetics and functionality of the Danish design movement. His OW58 T-Chair from 1958 is now relaunched by Carl Hansen & Søn in a perfect marriage of deep respect for materials, craftsmanship and function.

A loyal tribute to the original design, the OW58 T-Chair’s distinctive expression challenges the art of the possible without compromising craftsmanship or comfort. Adjusted in height to provide optimum ergonomics for today’s design enthusiasts who have grown taller since 1958, the sculptural chair features a characteristic T-shaped backrest and beautiful carpentry that embody both classic and modern lines.

The result of careful processing and many carpentry hours to achieve smooth transitions in the joints, the T-shaped backrest merges with tightly placed back legs to give the chair a three-legged appearance. Despite its light expression, the T-Chair has a wide, upholstered seat that provides excellent comfort, making it ideal for dining use.

Made in Denmark by skilled craftspeople, the relaunched version of the OW58 T-Chair is a beautiful example of the designer’s lifelong focus on sleek, refined shapes.

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