In 1958, when Ole Wanscher's exquisitely crafted OW58 T-Chair first graced the welcoming backs of modern design aficionados everywhere, a Danish writer commented, "owning a Wanscher chair is an adventure every day, and will be so even several hundred years from now."
It's been a mere 64 years, so we're about two-thirds of the way to the century mark, but this exciting re-issue from Carl Hansen & Son will put you right back in '58, at the dawn of modern Scandinavian design.
Human dimensions have changed a bit in the intervening years, so the contemporary incarnation is built just a bit higher off the ground.
Otherwise, it's faithful to Wanscher's design and vision, paying homage to his "deep respect for materials, craftsmanship and function."
Then, as now, the chair's most striking feature is its slim contoured back with close-set rear legs, giving it a light, luminous appearance from any angle and occasionally fooling the viewer into thinking it only has three legs.
Beyond the back, the exquisite carpentry and Danish knack for subtly contoured wood is visible in every detail: the joints between legs and seat, seat and back, and the subtle yet comfy upholstery that mimics the wood's slight curvature.
OW58 is ideal for dining, but it also makes a great multi-purpose chair. Its light weight and accommodating contours make it easy to move around and use in different applications.
Find out more at Carl Hansen & Son.