The chair is an elegant example of Wanscher’s sculptural design – thanks in part to the unique, beak-like armrests that inspired the chair’s nickname: the Beak Chair.
The Beak Chair exemplifies Wanscher’s masterful grasp of furniture-making techniques and his commitment to continually experimenting with design. With its distinctive armrests, which shoot out from the main frame, the Beak Chair demands exquisite materials and exemplary craftsmanship.
The chair’s soft, curved elements seamlessly join one another in an organic flow. Only the cover caps on the sides of the armrests are visible – a fine, functional and decorative detail reminiscent of a bird’s eye.
“The chair epitomises Wanscher’s desire and ability to explore materials and shapes,” comments Carl Hansen & Son CEO, Knud Erik Hansen. “The seemingly floating armrests are designed with such precision and elegance that they appear as natural extensions of the rest of the structure. Here, Wanscher fully demonstrates his deep understanding of materials.”
“The Beak Chair is the perfect addition to Carl Hansen & Son’s collection of Wanscher furniture, which also includes his Colonial Series – one of our best-selling furniture series worldwide. We expect the Beak Chair to make even more people aware of Wanscher’s unique talent.”