Designed in 1964 by Ole Wanscher for Carl Hansen, this piece combines English 18th century furniture with modern Scandinavian design. The OW149 Colonial Chair has an exposed wooden frame with a relaxed stance that provides comfort and stability. Read more here
Elegant form with relaxed posture for comfortable sitting
Lightweight yet rigid frame for functionlity and durability
Designed in 1964 by Ole Wanscher for Carl Hansen, this piece combines English 18th century furniture with modern Scandinavian design. The OW149 Colonial Chair has an exposed wooden frame with a relaxed stance that provides comfort and stability.
The chair's slender form offers an inviting presence that allows the body to sink into the seat with ease. Its sophisticated design oozes class and style, combining straight lines with graceful curves to create a refined expression. Available in a range of different finishes, this timeless piece is an excellent addition to any modern lounge space.
Designed in 2020
Height: 85cm x Width: 65cm x Depth: 68cm (Seat Height: 46cm)
Materials & Finishes
Frame is solid wood available in oak or walnut
Seat and back is flame retardant with CMHR foam
Upholstery available in a variety of leathers
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Is the Carl Hansen OW149 Colonial Chair comfortable?
The OW149 Colonial Chair is exceptionally comfortable, perfect for relaxing for long periods of time. Its curving armrests and slanted posture provide a robust frame for the padded upholstered cushions.
Where is the Carl Hansen OW149 Colonial Chair made?
Made in Denmark by the craftsmen at Carl Hansen's factory, the OW149 Lounge Chair embodies quality to the highest standard. Each piece undergoes a strict quality control process before leaving the factory.
When was the Carl Hansen OW149 Colonial Chair designed?
Originally designed in 1959, the Carl Hansen OW149 Lounge Chair is over six decades old. It's timeless design has been the reason for its lifespan, remaining one of Carl Hansen's most popular lounge chairs.
What is the Carl Hansen OW149 Colonial Chair made from?
The Carl Hansen OW149 Colonial Chair is made from a solid oak frame that provides a robust and sturdy structure. Included is a detachable padded cushion that is available in a range of upholsteries.
How can I tell if a Carl Hansen OW149 Colonial Chair is real?
The easiest way to check if an OW149 Chair is genuine is to check the underside for the serial number. There should be a metal plaque with the Carl Hansen logo marking the authenticity of the piece.
Ole Wanscher is a Danish architect and designer known for his OW Colonial Chair collection with Carl Hansen. Ole Wanscher, born in Copenhagen in 1903, was an architect and professor of architecture with furniture designs as his specialty. He came to shape Danish furniture, both as an active designer and as a master teacher. His furniture designs are modern classics – sophisticated and functional with an exquisite attention to detail.
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Carl Hansen furniture is Scandinavian design titan, particularly due to the famous CH24 Wishbone Chair by Hans J Wegner. Their goal: to gather the best, most iconic modern furniture designs under one roof.
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