Ole Wanscher Three-Seat Sofa in Mahogany
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Ole Wanscher for A.J. Iversen, three-seat sofa, in mahogany and soft green fabric, Denmark, 1950s.
This sofa is designed by Ole Wanscher for A.J. Iversen in the 1950s. Typical Danish design traits are shown, such as exquisite craftsmanship and modest aesthetics combined with comfort and a high back. The settee features a soft, high back and high arm rests with comfortable cushions on the seat. The two feet in the back are curved and angled. A typical Scandinavian Modern piece of furniture that suits in any type of interior.
The fabric is in good condition and shows some signs of age and use with mainly some color fading on the edges and armrests.
Ole Wanscher (1903-1985) was educated as an architect under Kaare Klint and later came to teach architecture at the Royal Danish Academy himself. His focus and specialty however was on design. Yet whilst his background was in architecture he laid great importance on construction and the impact of form on space. He also came to be influenced by the new techniques of producing high-quality furniture on an Industrial scale. So the idea of creating furniture for everyone was something that Wanscher was familiar with yet his most exquisite and iconic designs are made by the hands of the best cabinet makers in Denmark. It is therefore that this Danish master has left a legacy of Classic, durable and highly refined pieces.