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Ole Wanscher for A.J. Iverseren Sofa in Red Leather and Teak

Sale price$12,700.00

Ole Wanscher for A.J. Iverseren, sofa, leather, walnut, Denmark, 1950s/1960s

Beautiful sofa in an outstanding natural color designed by Ole Wanscher during the mid-century period. This piece is upholstered in smooth dark red leather, providing great comfort. The leather has patinated beautifully over time. The slim and elegant bent walnut wooden legs, gives the sofa a very open and elegant look, suitable for the modern home due to its timeless expression. The walnut grain is perfectly visible on the frame, adding depth and interest to this piece.

Danish furniture designer Ole Wanscher (1903-1985) was born in Copenhagen. Wanscher was the son of an art historian and studied under Kaare Klint at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. He traveled many different countries and was studying historical and vernacular furniture within a wide range of cultures and ethnicities. in 1927 he helped to establish the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild, and was a part of the jury of the annual awards. He was also very active in writing about furniture, multiple books and many articles he dedicated to the subject. His furniture designs were infused with classicism and history about which he wrote. While his designs were more traditional than his contemporaries, his designs clearly show the 'clean' way of designing furniture that the Danish are known for, combined with historical influences. In 1955 he succeeded Kaare Klint as professor of the Furniture Department of the Royal Academy, where he was once a student. He taught there until 1973, and retired at the age of 70. In 1985 he passed away.

Kindly note that this sofa is in good, used condition.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Ole Wanscher (Designer) Poul Jeppesens Møbelfabrik (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1950s/1960s
  • dimensions Height 29.53 in. Width 75.6 in. Depth 28.75 in. Seat Height 15.75 in.
  • dimensions Height 75 cm Width 192 cm Depth 73 cm Seat Height 40 cm
  • material Leather Teak
  • origin Denmark
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Scandinavian Modern (In the Style Of)
  • barcode 50111448