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Colonial Daybed (OW150)

design Ole Wanscher, 1950

A timeless and elegant daybed with simple forms finished to the very highest standards. The seat is made of hand-woven stretched cotton webbing attached to a wooden frame. Available upholstered in fabric or leather.

 Available in soaped, oiled, smoked oiled and white oiled oak.

Dimensions 180 x 70 x H46 cm

Free Samples (against deposit)
95 €

ready-made versions

Colonial Daybed

white oiled oak + Thor 301 leather
4635 €

Colonial Daybed

oiled oak + Sif 95 leather
5635 €

Colonial Daybed with head cushion

oiled oak + Sif 95 leather
6275 €

customize your Colonial Daybed

The Colonial daybed can be customized by playing with the choice of wood and fabric / leather. You will find below information to help you choose the wood of the structure, and a preselection of fabrics and leathers particularly suited for this daybed. Do not hesitate to contact us to talk directly of your project: we have at your disposal a wide collection of fabrics and leathers samples, we will gladly send it you free of charge (against deposit).

Daybed Colonial, cushion included
from 3395 €

Head cushion
à partir de 275 €

soaped oak

white oiled oak

oiled oak

smoked oiled oak

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Ole Wanscher

Ole Wanscher (1903-1985) was integral to the core aesthetic and functionality of modern Danish design. He studied under Kaare Klint at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and later worked at Klint’s design studio before becoming an independent furniture designer. He helped shape Danish furniture design as a designer and as an educator when he took over Klint’s professorship at the Academy.

Wanscher’s classic and contemporary designs made him popular.  In 1958, the Danish newspaper Politiken wrote: “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”. Today, his modern classics are still revered for their detail and his deep respect for materials.

While traveling through Egypt and Europe, Wanscher studied furniture design, finding inspiration in varied visual expressions that he incorporated into his own unique design aesthetic. He viewed furniture design as a branch of architecture and emphasized slim dimensions and resilient forms – a quest exemplified in many of his works, particularly the Colonial Chair and Colonial Sofa.

Wanscher created his best-known designs primarily between the late 1940s and early 1960s, in the post-war era when the “design for everyone” philosophy emerged. In Denmark, some of design’s biggest names created functional and affordable furniture for the Danish people and the small spaces they lived in. Wanscher took great interest in industrially produced yet high-quality furniture, designing several successful pieces.

Wanscher’s design earned him numerous accolades, including the Copenhagen Carpenters’ Guild Annual Award and the gold medal at the Milan Triennale in 1960 – honors that underscored Wanscher’s esteemed reputation both in Denmark and internationally.